The Dothan Fire Department is working hard to improve the Fire Protection Plan in Dothan.
When a home goes up in flames, fire hydrants in Dothan help firefighters put it out quickly.
Fire officials have already positioned half of the city's 3500 hydrants using GPS technology.
They are entering the data in their system so when firefighters are dispatched they know exactly where the water is.
Under a new Fire Protection Plan, the fire department adopted a new international fire code so everyone is using the same family of codes.
There are two new codes businesses should know; there will be no outside burning permits issued to businesses and a new rule for restaurants and nightclubs.
The Dothan Fire Department is also deep into a hazard risk analysis so they can target high risk areas and educate people on preventing fires. That involves developing an education program for the elderly and of course children in the classroom.
The new GPS fire hydrant location, the new compatible fire codes, and the new hazard risk analysis is all part of Dothan’s improved Fire Protection Plan to protect you and your family from a possible fire.
The Dothan Fire Department also has a new Fire Marshal, Battalion Chief Danny Appling.
If you have questions for the Fire Marshal, call him at 615-3500.