Chief of Fire Prevention
Chief David Hasty joined the Dothan Fire Department in January 1999 after transferring from the Dothan Police Department, where he served two years. Upon graduation from the Dothan Fire Recruit School, he worked 19 years in Operations gaining the knowledge and experience needed for advancing through the ranks to become a Battalion Chief in Operations. Chief Hasty spent seven years as a Battalion Chief in Operations before transitioning to Administration, Fire Prevention Division, to become the Chief of Prevention in 2018. Throughout his career, he had the opportunity to work on all three operational shifts (A, B and C). As Chief of Prevention, he oversees all things related to Community Risk Reduction programs to include fire investigations, building inspections, smoke alarms, code enforcement, plan reviews, and target hazards.
In addition to his City of Dothan Public Service experience, Chief Hasty retired from the Air National Guard in 2015 as a Chief Master Sergeant with 26 years, highlighted by serving on active duty in support of “Operation Noble Eagle” following the events of 9/11.
Chief Hasty has earned a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Troy State University and an Associate Degree in Electronic Technology through the Community College of the Air Force. He is a graduate of the Leadership Dothan Class XXXIV. He is a graduate of the Alabama Public Safety Leadership Academy through the Alabama Fire Academy. In 2020, through the Commission on Professional Credentialing, Chief Hasty obtained the Chief Fire Officer Designation.