End ambulance contract

...ambulance service providers on a rotating roster.I live in District 5, and the Augusta Fire Department and emergency medical technicians always seem to arrive before Gold Cross.Demar JacobsAugusta

Belvedere residents share food, fun with emergency workers

...played in inflatable castles and enjoyed musicians playing dulcimers. Sheriff's deputies, firefighters and emergency medical technicians participated in many of the games that ran through the afternoon, including sack races, obstacle relays...

Medical College of Georgia medical students get EMT training

...year at Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University, this future doctor will be certified as an emergency medical technician.The medical school started a pilot program this summer with about 20 incoming students to put them through...

SC man attacks EMTs sent to help him

...disorderly conduct.Officers said they were called to a gas station just before 4 p.m. Sunday. Authorities say emergency medical technicians had responded to that scene after a report of a man not feeling well.Officers say Hutley attacked the workers...

City of Augusta offers to settle firefighters' overtime complaint filed in a class-action lawsuit

...been paid the appropriate overtime rate based on the extra pay all received to be certified as paramedics or emergency medical technicians.Since 2010 the city has paid firefighters an additional $1,800 annually to maintain certification as...

Rekindle Christmas spirit

...explained why I was there, and he immediately went to the man, helped him and called for medical assistance. An emergency medical technician and a firefighter came out of the fire station and started to treat his injury. At that point I saw that I...

McDuffie teen charged in slaying

...40 p.m. Wednesday, officers were dispatched to 208 Watson St. where the attack had been reported.Emergency medical technicians took Laterrence D. Burley, 22, of the 200 block of Wright Reese Road, Warrenton, Ga., to Doctors Hospital...

Coroner's office seeks smooth running after overhaul

...location where property is found. Any items taken back to the office must be handed over by a deputy sheriff, an emergency medical technician or a family member.Someone must then sign off on the receipt, which is again signed by another person before...

'Keying mistake' leads to overpaid firefighters in Augusta

...staffer was manually inputting an overtime calculation for firefighters who are certified as paramedics or emergency medical technicians."It was a mistake, just like any other," she said. "It was a keying mistake that was made."Firefighters...

Commission approves fire department salary increase

...According to James' proposal, it costs about $23,000 to train new recruits to be certified firefighters and emergency medical technicians. A class of 25 new recruits could cost as much as $575,000.Commissioner Bill Fen noy suggested the department...