Emergency 911 Services Combined

Dothan city and Houston County leaders have approved plans to combine all of their emergency services. Only one obstacle stands in the way, where they will be housed.

The Houston County Emergency Management System, and both 911 centers for the city and county will be put under the same roof.

The move will save money, time and should be more effective when answering emergency calls.

The E-911 board is looking at three options; the Houston County Farm Center, abandoned Dothan Central Fire Station, or building a new facility.

Houston Co. E.M.A. Director Clark Matthews said, “We're going to save through the IT phone lines the management of it, in the long run it's going to save taxpayers money.”

Leaders are expected to make their decision in 60 days.