Dothan’s Little Hero

A six-year-old Dothan girl is being called a hero after saving the life of her diabetic grandmother. She was awarded with a medal Wednesday at a special recognition ceremony.

In August 2005, Tinayia Coleman and her four-year-old brother were home alone with their grandmother.

She says she called 911 when she went to wake her grandmother up and her grandma started calling her funny names.

"I went to go get some help because I didn't know what to do or nothing," said Tinayia.

Dothan Fire Dept., Asst. Fire Marshall Chris Etheredge said, “It just goes to show that all the public and community education that our members do throughout the year really pays off."

The Fire Department also recognized some of their own for outstanding service. Sergeant Phillip Anderson was named "EMT of the year” and Don Parrish is "paramedic of the year."