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Gold Cross seeks primary ambulance license for Augusta-Richmond County

...service is trying to position itself to run 911 calls in Augusta without a contract with the city, according to Richmond County Fire Chief Chris James.On Thursday, the East Central Georgia EMS Council will discuss a letter from Gold Cross requesting...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2012-10-30/gold-cross-seeks-primary-amb
Gold Cross withdraws request to be primary ambulance provider in Richmond County

...During a meeting Monday involving City Administrator Fred Russell, Gold Cross owner Bo Pounds and Augusta-Richmond County Fire Chief Chris James, the three decided to continue being co-providers, Russell said."We had a good conversation...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2012-11-05/gold-cross-withdraws-request-
New Richmond County Sheriff Richard Roundtree seeks to increase community engagement

...will focus on public safety, Roundtree said.He said his office had already been in discussion with Augusta-Richmond County Fire Chief Chris James to expand the Explorer program to include all aspects of public safety."It sparks an interest...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2013-01-05/new-richmond-county-sh
Augusta fire chief, retirees want to convert old station into museum

Augusta-Richmond County Fire Chief Chris James and a band of retired and current firefighters are renewing a push to convert the nearly 100-year-old building...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2013-01-22/augusta-fire-chief-retir
Augusta fire chief looks back and ahead after first year

Twelve months have gone by in a flash for Augusta-Richmond County Fire Chief Chris James."The first couple of weeks were tough," James said of the time he served as interim chief before being voted in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2013-02-03/augusta-fire-chief-looks
Richmond County CERT volunteers ready to assist in disasters

...emergency responders in emergency medical care, firefighting, logistical support and many other tasks.Augusta-Richmond County Fire Chief Chris James told attendees at the Thursday ceremony that 50 percent of hazardous materials in Georgia are produced...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-03-22/richmond-county-cert-voluntee
Fire department plans to move aerial trucks

After months of discussions in his department, Augusta-Richmond County Fire Chief Chris James plans to move some of his aerial fire trucks, and add a fifth, to better cover more densely populated parts of the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2012-09-28/fire-department-plans-move-ae
Richmond County fire chief adds trainer to captains' job descriptions

In an effort to alleviate pressure on the training staff and improve safety, Augusta-Richmond County Fire Chief Chris James is changing the job description of captains in his department.The fire department began a new training strategy Saturday...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2012-10-01/richmond-county-fire-chief-ad
Collapsed column at fire station not reinforced, report says

Richmond County Fire Chief Chris James said he learned from an initial engineering report the column that collapsed at Station No. 9 on Walton Way Extension...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2012-07-09/collapsed-column-fire-st
Lightning strikes are deadly problem

...of strikes."If lightning strikes, there's no rhyme or reason for where it hits or how it hits," said Richmond County Fire Chief Deputy Sterling Jones.Local fire departments said they frequently respond to grass and structure fires that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2012-07-27/lightning-strikes-are-deadly-