Douglas County Animal Control named Frances McMillan as its new field supervisor, while Britt Worthan has been named one of three division chiefs for the Douglas County Fire/EMS Department.
McMillan will oversee the training and management of five field officers who respond to calls about animals in distress or other situations with animals.
She worked for the Douglas County Humane Society when it operated the county animal shelter in the late 1990s. After leaving the society and helping her husband run the family business, she returned and worked as a field officer for three years.
McMillan said in a prepared release her goal is “effective animal control through education and enforcement” with the most important aspect “being humane and patient.”
She began her duties at Douglas County Animal Control on April 1.
Worthan, a 26-year veteran firefighter, will supervise one of the three 24-hour shifts of the Fire/EMS Department. He replaces Danny Murdock, who retired.
Worthan joined the department in 1986 as a firefighter in Lithia Springs. He progressed to become a driver in 1987, lieutenant in 1989, and captain in 2005 before his recent promotion. He now supervises the department’s “A” shift, one of three 24-hour shifts of the Fire/EMS Department. All station personnel serve 24 hours on and 48 hours off. Other division chiefs are David Earl Brown and Mickey Shelton.
Division chiefs are headquartered at Fire Station No. 10 in downtown Douglasville and report to Deputy Fire Chief Kim Ransom and Fire Chief Scott Spencer.
Each division chief manages all 10 fire stations during his shift, schedules and coordinates the training of the staff and serves as incident commander for most of the occurrences during his shift.