Accident Cottonwood Road and Forrester RoadRickey Stokes
Posted by: RStokes
Date: Feb 10 2013 8:57 PM
DOTHAN: Dothan 911 Center dispatched a motor vehilcle accident with injuries at Cottonwood Road and Forrester Road at 8:29 PM.
Dothan FIre Engine 4 ( Southside ), Truck 1 ( Central ) and Batallion Chief Keith Gasiter responded along with Pilcher’s Ambulance and Dothan Police.
The accident involved a van and a passenger car. The injuries were minor. No one was transported to the hospital from the scene. Dothan Fire Truck 1 ( Central ) was cancelled before arrival.
QUESTION: Why was Dothan Fire Engine Truck 1 respondng from Central Fire Station?
ANSWER: Based on information presented to the Dotan 911 Center snd dispatched to Dothan Fire, Dothan Fire Engine 1 has specialized equipment for extrication. You roll the required equipment for the worst case scenerio based on information presented to the 911 Center. You DO NOT EVER wait on the units to get on the scene to verify, then roll equipment. Seconds means lives.
Dothan Police investigated the accident under the command of night shift patrol Sgt. Lee Nelms.