Cherokee County Fire & Emergency Services Promotes 11 Firefighters
Eleven Cherokee County firefighters were promoted on September 5, during ceremonies held at the Cherokee County Fire Training Complex, located just south of Holly Springs.
After a brief welcome from Cherokee County Fire Chief, Tim Prather, 11 firefighters were asked to come forward to receive their promotion warrants. Jeremy Simmons, Alisha Payne and Geordan Ganka all were promoted to the rank of Sergeant. Five firefighters were promoted to the rank of Lieutenant, and they were Sgt. Cheri Collett, Sgt. David Burnaugh, Sgt. Paul Faulkner, Sgt. Benjamin Pearson and Sgt. Waylon White. Promoted to the rank of Captain were Lt. Danny Carter and Lt. Brandon Carr. Jamie McCord was was promoted to the rank of Battalion Chief.
Numerous firefighters, chiefs and family members attended the event. Refreshments were held afterwards in honor of those receiving promotions. Congratulations to all of the firefighters for their recent promotions.
Attending the promotion ceremony were (left to right): Sgt Geordan Ganka, Sgt. Alisha Payne, Sgt. Jeremy Simmons, Lt. Benjamin Pearson and Lt. Waylon White. Second row (left to right) Captain Brandon Carr and Lt. Cheri Collett. Back row (left to right) Cherokee County Fire Chief, Tim Prather, Battalion Chief, Jamie McCord, Capt. Danny Carder, Lt. Paul Faulkner, Lt. David Burnaugh, Assistant Fire Chief, Eddie Robinson and Field Operations Chief, Shane West.
Top Photo: Cherokee County Fire Chief, Tim Prather, pins Battalion Chief Badge on Jamie McCord’s shirt.