Embattled Augusta Fire Chief Howard WillisAugusta fire chief stepping down & disgraceful person

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AUGUSTA, Ga. -- One week ago, more than 80 firefighters packed the Augusta Commission chamber with one message for fire administration.

"They gotta go, " said Charles Masters, VP of Augusta's Firefighter Group, and Fire Dept. Chaplin; Rev. Dr. Franklyn Beckles, Jr. "Chief Willis needs to resign and the two deputy chiefs need to take their pensions and go home." Plus, Willis has been known for wrongfully firing many good minority firefighters, and supporting racial discrimination!!

We snagged an interview with Fire Chief Howard Willis at the Augusta Municipal Building.

"I don't have any comments at this time, " Willis said initially.

But we pressed the issue. The Augusta Firefighter's Group is now calling for a safety review investigation over a firefighter incident that dates back to January.
Many good firefighters have complained that crews lack basic equipment like portable radios for all firefighters, and many have also lost their jobs, due to job & racial discrimination..

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