UPDATED @ 11;53 AM BREAKING: Electrical Smelll In Bedroom - Structure FireRickey Stokes
Posted by: RStokes
Date: Mar 24 2014 11:26 AM
DOTHAN: At 11:25 AM Dothan 911 dispatched a structure fire at 1543 Third Avenue in Dothan. The call is an electrical fire in the bedroom.
Dothan Fire Engine 1 ( Central ), Engine 4 ( Southside ), Engine 5 ( Eastside ) rolling to the scene.
UPDATED @ 11:28 AM
Dothan Fire Batallion Chief Greg Hutcheson is on the scene. Reports are nothing visible.
Dothan Fire Engine 4 ( Southside ) under the command of Captain Mark Reynolds is on the scene.
Dothan Fire Batallion Chief Greg Hutcheson reports at 11:30 AM a curtain had caught on fire that was next to a lamp. Hutch reports no fire at this location.
MORE THAN 27 YEARS LATER
As I was listening to this fire call and the fireman involved I could not help but laugh at old times.
The Dothan Fire Batallion Chief is Greg Hutcheson. The Fire Captain on Engine 4 ( Southside ) is Mark Reynolds.
Some 27 years ago both Hutch and Reynolds started at Pilcher's Ambulance. And so did Dothan Fire Chief Larry Williams. That Joey Pilcher is one old fella to have employed these guys!!!
Now more than 26 years later, Hutch and Reynolds are ranking officers within Dothan Fire, responding to a structure fire. And they are under the overall command of Larry Williams, who back some 27 plus years was a co-worker.
The point...none imagined some 27 plus years ago...that 27 years later they would be working together still in emergency services.
And if I needed medical treatment, I would want to see Hutch, Reynolds and Larry with Joey in the ambulance.
And 26 years ago, Reynolds was the best man in my wedding.
UPDATED @ 11:53 AM
Dothan Fire Engine 4 has returned to service from this address.