Augusta fire department reviews coverage policies

Augusta Fire Chief Howard Willis said the department is re-examining changes recently made in fire coverage on the city’s south side.

Willis and Deputy Adminis­tra­tor Bill Shanahan met with battalion chiefs Monday to review the changes, some of which were met with skepticism among the fire department ranks.

Last month’s decision to no longer dispatch an aerial truck to all house fires south of Tobacco Road has not been rescinded but is among the changes being examined, Willis said.