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Fire marshal put on leave during investigation

Augusta Fire Marshal Jason Beard has been placed on paid leave pending the results of an external investigation, General Counsel Andrew Mackenzie confirmed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-08-13/fire-marshal-put-leave-durin
Woman, 85, dies in Appling house fire

...brother had his wife call 911 as they ran back to the fire.Wallen said the house was a total loss. Two firefighters were treated for minor injuries at the scene, he said.The state fire marshal's office is investigating the blaze.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-07-31/woman-85-dies-appling-house-
Fire investigators done at Marshall Square site

...Marshall Square Retirement Resort in Evans, but the investigation into the fatal June 2 blaze continues. The state fire marshal's office said Monday that it had released the facility back to its management company and owners, Resort Lifestyle...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-07-20/fire-investigators-done-marsh
Huge fire destroys Ga. warehouses

...enormous piles of wood pellets in each that smoldered as firefighters poured water onto them from above.Brunswick Fire Marshal Rhett Fairfield said someone called 911 about the fire just after 1 p.m. and that city firefighters found smoke coming...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-07-12/huge-fire-destroys-ga-warehouses
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-
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
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