According to City of Augusta officials, a new fire chief is expected to start next month. FOX 54 spoke to Augusta Richmond County Commissioner Brandon Garrett who said the city has high expectations for Antonio Burden.
“Some of us wanted to see the process start over, that way there could be some better accountability and transparency within the process,” Garrett said.
But Garrett said they were outnumbered. City commissioners voted 6-3 to offer Burden the position last month which he accepted.
“He had majority of the votes so we’re going to move forward and really, you know, we have a new fire chief in Augusta and hopefully he will come in and do a fantastic job,” Garrett said.
He hopes Burden will concentrate on building trust back into the force and recruiting.