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Fireworks-related burns common during Fourth of July

...holiday period is over. "Our staff is expecting a surge."In a news release Monday, Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens urged people to use extreme caution when using fireworks at home. More than 8,000 people are hospitalized...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-07-02/fireworks-related-burns-comm
Officials urge residents to practice fireworks safety

...lot of injuries that won't show up in the ER because they aren't as severe," he said.Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens issued a statement Friday reminding Georgia residents to keep an eye on their children when using fireworks...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-12-30/officials-urge-residents-prac
NYC commuter train derails killing 4, hurting more than 60

...rail officials said."On a workday, fully occupied, it would have been a tremendous disaster," New York City Fire Commissioner Salvatore Joseph Cassano told reporters at the scene. The affected line, called the Hudson line, carries about 18...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2013-12-01/nyc-commuter-train-derails-killing-
House fire kills 2 in Burke County

...South College St. in Vidette, Ga., was destroyed by fire, according to a statement from Insurance and Safe ty Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens.Authorities were notified of the blaze about 8:20 p.m. Burke County Fire and Res cue, the Burke...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-02-16/house-fire-kills-2-burke-coun
Across the region

...is investigating a blaze that claimed the lives of two people in southwest Georgia.Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens said the fire happened early Friday in the Quitman County community of Georgetown. Killed were Johnny...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-02-01/across-region
Across the region

...firefighter has died fighting a blaze in a vacant home in Waycross.Spokesman for Georgia's Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner, Glen Allen, says firefighters responded to the fire shortly after midnight on Sunday.Allen says the home had...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2013-12-15/across-region
Lincolnton woman dies in house fire

...destroyed by fire. The fire was caused by a space heater that was placed too close to a sofa, according to the Georgia fire commissioner's office.The home did not have a working smoke alarm.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2012-12-22/lincolnton-woman-dies-house-f
Beware fireworks dangers

...and sparklers," she said.Lamb is not the only one encouraging fireworks safety. Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is urging parents to protect their children and themselves, while at the same time reminding people...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2012-12-31/beware-fireworks-dangers
Fire kills 4 children near Atlanta

...child, who is 6, was thrown by his mother from a second-floor window, Glenn Allen, a spokesman for Georgia's fire commissioner, told The Associated Press. The child injured his shoulder in the fall but survived."It saved his life," Allen...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-01-09/fire-kills-4-children-near-at
4 children die in Conyers house fire

...in a duplex in Conyers, east of Atlanta."It saved his life," said Glenn Allen, a spokesman for Georgia's fire commissioner. The thrown child injured his shoulder in the fall.In all, seven people were in the home: a grandmother, the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-01-09/4-children-die-conyers-house-