Larry Williams has proudly served as the Fire Chief of the Dothan, Alabama Fire Department since 2006. His responsibilities include the management and oversight of all operational and administrative functions of a comprehensive emergency services department.
Chief Williams’ educational accomplishments include an Associate of Applied Science degree in Emergency Medicine from Wallace Community College and a Bachelor of Science degree in Management from Troy State University Dothan. Chief Williams is a graduate of the National Fire Academy’s “Executive Fire Officer Program” and is the recipient of the International Association of Fire Chief’s “Chief Fire Officer Designation”.
Chief Williams is active in teaching and presenting fire and emergency medical service topics throughout the nation. As an author, Chief Williams has written several technical articles that have been published in national fire/rescue journals. These magazine articles relate to operations, training and safety.
Chief Williams has completed 37 years of emergency service. Chief Williams is actively involved with the Alabama Association of Fire Chiefs Association where he served five terms as President of the Southeast Alabama Fire Chiefs Division. He is the current Division Secretary for Southeastern Association of Fire Chiefs (a Division of the International Fire Chiefs Association) and was elected as President of this Association in 2015 and 2016. Chief Williams was also elected as the State Director for Alabama where he served from 2009-2014. In addition, Chief Williams had the privilege to serve as Chairman for the Dothan/Houston County Communications District, The Southeastern Association of Fire Chiefs Health and Safety Committee. He is also a long-time member of the Southeast Alabama Emergency Medical Services Council and the State of Alabama Trauma System Committee.
Chief Williams’ community involvement includes memberships with various agencies, including the Wiregrass Red Cross, where he served as Board Chair. He is an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Dothan and a Board member of the Dothan Rotary Club. His lovely wife is Sharon and they have two daughters, Lindsay and Nikki, as well as, a special Buddy – Grandson Brayden.