Dothan Disaster Respond Protocol

Alabama has been chosen as one of 10 states, to design a standard response protocol when a disaster strikes. The decision was made after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina and the state's response to it.

When Dothan firefighters aided in Katrina, they say they noticed a lack of training. It seemed to be a predicament that many local agencies have faced.

Three of the fire department's men were then sent to a state training site, where they were certified to handle Katrina-like situations.

Because of Alabama’s proactive approach, the state was chosen as one of 10 to create a national mutual aid response system.

Dothan Fire Department Chief Sam Crawford said, “These gentlemen are equipped and qualified at a level three training, which means that they are certified and capable to functioning multiple agencies throughout the country.”

Gov. Riley recognized the three firefighters for all of their hard work.

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