Authorities say two firefighters sustained minor injuries while battling a fire that filled part of a terminal at Atlanta's airport with heavy smoke. Atlanta Fire Rescue spokeswoman Janet Ward tells The Associated Press that the early Tuesday morning blaze involved an escalator in Concourse T, filling the area with heavy smoke.
Authorities in south Georgia say fire crews were continuing to monitor the scene of a chemical explosion that rocked an industrial complex, injuring three people. Valdosta city officials said in a statement that firefighters remained at the scene Wednesday night until an investigation could begin Thursday.
The Technical College System of Georgia and Albany State University have created a program to provide firefighters a pathway to a bachelor's degree. The degree program has been fine-tuned to suit the career paths of firefighters.
One Georgia lawmaker believes the state is missing out on millions of dollars in potential tax revenue this Independence Day. Senator Jeff Mullis, R–Chickamauga, proposed legislation this year that would legalize the sale of fireworks in Georgia. The bill did not make it past the Senate, but Mullis said he plans to pick the issue up again during the 2014 session.
Two ex-Fort Valley firefighters have filed a discrimination lawsuit against the city implicating its former public safety director. The former firefighters say ex-Public Safety Director John Anderson used racial and abusive language toward black police and firefighters, and only hired white people to work with the department.
Police in Georgia say that when a gunman took four firefighters hostage in his home, his demands became unreasonable and negotiations were going nowhere, so officers stormed the house. Authorities on Thursday provided new details on Wednesday's hostage-taking north of Atlanta.
Macon is reeling from a devastating house fire that killed three small children over the weekend. The oldest of the siblings was only 10. A fourth child, the youngest, is listed in critical condition at a burn center in Augusta.
Georgia is sending 45 firefighters west to help control wildfires raging along the Oregon-California border. The Barry Point fire covers more than 79,000 acres, and it’s just one of several burning in Oregon in the midst of hot, dry weather.