Pattonville Fire District announces Dave Dotson as the new Fire Chief:
During the March 15, 2016 Board of Directors meeting, the Pattonville Fire Protection District officially appointed David Dotson to the rank of Fire Chief of the District. Chief Dotson has over 28 years of fire service experience, and has held the ranks of Firefighter/Medic, Captain, Battalion Chief/Training Officer, and Fire Chief Transitional Officer. Under his tenure as Training Officer, he has been instrumental in expanding the District’s Fire Command Simulation Training to regional and statewide audiences, with most training being funded through a mix of state and federal grant funding. The District has been transitioning leadership for several months with the impending retirements of Fire Chief Terry Loehrer and Deputy Chief Fire Marshal Paul Richard. Fire Chief Terry Loehrer will continue to guide the remaining departmental transition as Chief Administrative Officer until his retirement on January 3rd, 2017.