Committee recommends Collins to lead E911Rickey Stokes
Posted by: RStokes
Date: Jul 11 2012 6:24 PM
A Dothan resident with seven years experience as the fire chief at Fort Rucker is an advisory committee’s recommendation to become the new Dothan/Houston County E911 Systems coordinator.
Donald S. Collins of Dothan was chosen among four finalists who interviewed for the position with the E911 Advisory Committee on Wednesday. He recently retired as fire chief at Fort Rucker after serving there from 2004 until 2011. Previously, he served as a deputy fire chief at Fort Rucker from 2002-2004.
Collins planned and directed the fire protection and prevention program at Fort Rucker, overseeing 239 individuals and managing an annual budget of $14 million. Prior to coming to Fort Rucker, Collins served as fire protection specialist at the U.S. Army Headquarters, Training and Doctorate Command at Fort Eustis in Virginia.
Finalists also included applicants with experience in law enforcement, emergency communications and fire/emergency administration.
“We had 110 years of experience represented in our four finalists,” said Tim Stewart, Information Technology department head for the City of Dothan and member of the E911 Advisory Committee.