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Fired Atlanta fire chief speaks at Augusta church

...fire chief in 2008. In 2009, he was appointed to the head of the U.S. Fire Administration, the highest-ranking fire official in the nation. Only 10 months into that job, Mayor Kasim Reed asked him to return as At lan ta's fire chief, and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-01-18/fired-atlanta-fire-chief-spea
Common household items can cause fires, officials warn

...ensuring the safety of your home can be as simple as reading a label.Many people think they know the dangers, but fire officials say that homeowners sometimes aren't aware of the danger of some household items already in their homes."I think...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-01-13/common-household-items-can-ca
Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera's home damaged in fire

...homeowner and it is significant for the family," Brisley said. "We are just grateful that there are no injuries."Fire officials reported seeing heavy smoke and fire coming from the house when they arrived. Television video showed blackened windows...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2015-01-05/carolina-panthers-coach-ron-r
Augusta firefighter causes $8,500 in damage to new aerial truck

...be sent to the Brown Road fire department. The remaining trucks are scheduled to be delivered through mid-2015.Fire officials told The Chronicle last month after the truck's arrival that it was especially important because it would be going...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-12-18/augusta-firefighter-ca
Hundreds searching for missing 4-year-old autistic child on South Carolina coast

...Morrison and Jayden's father, Andre Morrison, pleaded for help in finding their son."The more (police and fire officials) claim that he isn't in the waters around here, the more other worries seep in," Andre Morrison told WPDE-TV...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-12-25/hundreds-searching-missing-4-
House fire kills Georgia woman, 88

...OXFORD, Ga. - Authorities in Newton County are investigating a house fire that claimed the life of an Oxford woman. Fire officials say 88-year-old Willie Peal Foster was killed in the Tuesday blaze at 936 Cook Road in Oxford. State Insurance...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-11-19/house-fire-kills-georgia-wom
Thanksgiving holiday sees twice as many home fires than any other time of year

...working smoke detector," Beard said. "Also, every family should keep a fire extinguisher nearby."Similar to fires, officials at Doctors Hospital say they treat more burns throughout the holidays."Children are curious, especially smaller...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-11-25/thanksgiving-holiday-sees-twi
Gas leak closes parts of Laney Walker

...crews responded to 1501 Laney Walker Blvd., where a contractor truck hit a gas line while digging, according to a fire official.The Circle K remained opened and no injures were reported.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-12-16/gas-leak-closes-parts-
Storm problems across Georgia

...lightning strikes, including one at a Duluth home where they battled a fire in wall and floor of the residence. Fire officials said they also responded to reports of lightning strikes at an apartment building in Duluth; two homes in Auburn...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-09-04/storms-cause-problems-across
Ga. chemical leak sparks alarm

...because a lid on a reactor vessel was not secured, according to a brief report released by the Dalton Fire Department. Fire officials said the chemical vapor did not leave the plant. One worker who inhaled the chemical vapors burned his respiratory...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-07-07/ga-chemical-leak-sparks-alar