Hats off to Augusta commissioners for putting Howard Willis in charge of the fire department. He is a dedicated, hardworking, knowledgeable fireman who has years of experience and deserves the position. It would also boost the morale of the fire department if they would promote from within and not bring in someone who knows nothing about Augusta to do the job.
The commissioners do not need to waste taxpayers' money with a search committee trying to locate the right employee when he is already there. They just need to find an EMA director.
Julie M. Gantz, Augusta