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New Georgia laws take effect today, most notably a higher gas tax

...legalization of fireworks sales. They'll be taxed, and shops selling them will be inspected by local and state fire marshals.SOLAR FINANCING: A law passed unanimously removes a legal hurdle to financing solar panels for homeowners, small...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-06-30/new-georgia-laws-take-ef
Retirement center staff not required to pass fire training in Georgia

...strikes."Laura Wright, a spokeswoman for the Georgia fire marshal's office, said personal care and assisted living...on fire safety.Wright said at this time the state fire marshal's office is not considering requiring retirement staffers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-06-19/retirement-center-staff-not-r
Marshall Square residents say fire plan never discussed

...similar retirement resorts across the country. He did not return phone calls seeking comment Friday.The Columbia County Fire Marshal's office would not comment on the fire plan Friday. Co lum bia County Fire Rescue Chief Doug Cooper said the plan...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-06-12/marshall-square-residents-say
A top-to-bottom disaster

...sound of a fire alarm ? despite warnings from local fire marshals that the policy violated fire codes.One doesn't...considering officials with Columbia County Fire Rescue and Fire Marshal departments had advised the company months earlier...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-06-11/top-bottom-disaster
Monitoring company slow to call about Marshall Square fire

...added assistance because the fire was so large and involved a fatality, said Laura Wright, a spokeswoman for the state fire marshal's office.Dorothy Carpenter, a 91-year-old resident, was found dead in her third-floor apartment. Another...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-06-03/monitoring-company-slow-call-
Marshall Square Retirement Resort warned against shelter in place fire policy

...e-mails to the Columbia County Fire Marshal's Office, obtained by The Augusta...an open records request, Deputy Fire Marshal Jerry Baldwin said he counseled...physician, said he complained to the fire marshal because he was worried about the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-06-10/marshall-square-retire
Authorities begin securing Marshall Square fire site

...Administrative Chief Jeremy Wallen said the department is no longer involved in the scene and has turned it over to the state fire marshal's office.Morris said once the security measures are in place, deputies will continue to keep the facility on concentrated...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-06-05/authorities-begin-securing-ma
Augusta's lead arson investigator to retire Friday

...30, ending his 43-year tenure as a firefighter, fire marshal and lead arson investigator."There's no question...served as a firefighter before being promoted to the fire marshal's department. Since 2008, he has been Augusta's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-04-25/augustas-lead-arson-in
Elevators at Fort Gordon's Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center all clear after two-week safety inspection

...that were expired, unreadable or not visible to the public in 13 elevators.The elevator supervisor for Georgia's fire marshal's office said the cards and keys are vital for accessing malfunctioning equipment and evacuating or rescuing those...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-03-30/fort-hospital-elevators-pass
Across Georgia

...locations, but business groups would have to build secure structures that have to be inspected twice yearly by the local fire marshal.In other newsSENATORS VOTED 52-2 Monday to crack down on local governments that operate speed traps. Senate Bill...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-03-09/across-georgia