Dothan Fire Department gets equipment upgrade

Dothan, Ala (WSFA) -- The Dothan Fire Department helped a local company test flood preparedness equipment early this year, now that company is donating their product to the fire department as a thank you.

Advanced Coastal Technologies presented the fire department with a 100 foot floodsafe tube.

The tubes are filled with air, set into place then filled with water which helps them redirect water and prevent flooding of commercial and residential property.

They are also reusable and made of a highly puncture resistant material.