Dothan’s Grand Opening of new cities Emergency Operations Center

On Thursday, March 11th, the City of Dothan opened the doors of the new Emergency Operations Center. The new City EOC is located on the grounds of the Dothan Utilities complex behind Lakewood Fire Station. During any event that affects the City of Dothan, this location will allow for separate departments from within the city to work together in one building while managing their own resources. This newly constructed building was built to withstand winds of up to 200 miles per hour so that these operations could continue even through the thick of the storm.

This location also has a dual roll. It is now staffed daily as the Dothan Utilities Operation Center. From here they are able to take trouble calls, such as power outages, and dispatch utility workers to the needed locations. In the event of an emergency, they are able to quickly upscale their operations.

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Farley Fire Training at Wiregrass Public Safety Center

The members of Farley’s Fire Brigade have spent many hours training at the new Wiregrass Public Safety Center this year. Wednesday, members of the Dothan Fire Department’s Training Division assisted with live fire training. With this new facility we are able to run many types of real life scenarios firefighters may be faced with in a more controlled environment.

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Welcome to our newest member!

Chief Williams and the Dothan Fire Department would like that welcome our newest member, Harrison McGriff. co granulation's Harrison and welcome to the team!
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Dothan Fire Department3 months ago
Working Fires Downtown

Dothan Fire is working two separate incidents in the downtown area. Please avoid the 200 Block of South Oates Street. Units will be on scene for and extended period of time.
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Dothan Fire Department3 months ago
Thanks for all you do for the DFD!
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Severe Weather & Flooding Potential - Tuesday Night & Wednesday

Strong to severe thunderstorms are possible late Tuesday night into Wednesday. Damaging winds and tornadoes are the primary threats. Secondary threats are heavy rainfall, windy conditions outside of storms, high surf, strong and frequent rip currents, rough seas, and dense marine fog. Please read the attached 3-page bracket for more details.

A squall line along/ahead of a strong cold front is poised to bring strong to severe thunderstorms to the area, beginning in southeast Alabama and the Florida Panhandle late Tuesday night into Wednesday morning, then across southern Georgia and the Florida Big Bend on Wednesday. Storms will be capable of producing damaging winds and isolated tornadoes, with localized flooding possible. The greatest threat window appears to be around daybreak on Wednesday into Wednesday afternoon. Isolated storms are also possible Tuesday afternoon into the evening, prior to the squall line arriving. The severe threat looks to diminish from west to east through Wednesday afternoon.

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Congratulations to Firefighter Robert Forbes on being selected as the John T Ingram EMT of the Year and Sergeant Brady Reeder as the Paramedic of the Year. Also, a special thank you to Mayor Saliba, the City Commission for recognizing all emergency medical service providers. https://t.co/Aa8z9xtv9A
Students from Dothan High School graduate from ASHER Response Training https://t.co/dCwmgt76nD https://t.co/Az8j9bFhm6