Larry Williams was appointed Fire Chief of the Dothan Fire Department in 2006 and his responsibilities include the management and oversight of all operational and administrative functions of the department.
Chief Williams’ grew up in Dothan and is a graduate of Dothan High School. Immediately following graduation, he attended Wallace College where he completed the Paramedic Program in 1982. Chief Williams’ educational accomplishments include an Associate of Applied Science degree in Emergency Medicine from Wallace Community College, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Management from Troy State University Dothan. Chief Williams is a graduate of the National Fire Academy’s “Executive Fire Officer Program” and is designated by the Commission on Professional Credentialing as a “Chief Fire Officer”.
Chief Williams has more than 30 years of emergency service. He has served in every rank of the Fire Department from Firefighter/Paramedic, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain, Battalion Chief and Fire Chief. He is a member of numerous professional associations where he serves in various capacities throughout the state and nation
Chief Williams’ community involvement includes memberships with various agencies, including the Wiregrass Red Cross, where he served as Board Chair. He is an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Dothan and is a current Board member of the Dothan Rotary Club. His lovely wife is Sharon and they have two daughters, Lindsay and Nikki.