Cherokee County Fire
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Cherokee County Fire & Emergency Services Pomotes Five

February 12, 2020

Five Cherokee County firefighters were promoted last night 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, five firefighters were asked to come forward to receive their promotion warrant. Fire Apparatus Operator (FAO), David Jones III, was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. Two firefighters were promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and they were Sgt. Michael Sims and Sgt. Jon Villalobos.  Promoted to the rank of Captain was Lt. Matthew Richter. Capt. Clay Cloud was also appointed last night 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 promotion.

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Attending last night's promotion ceremony were (left to right) Cherokee County Fire Chief, Tim Prather, Assistant Fire Chief, Eddie Robinson, Battalion Chief, Clay Cloud, Capt. Matthew Richter, Lt. Jon Villalobos, Lt. Michael Sims, Sgt. David Jones III and Operations Chief, Shane West.
Attending last night's promotion ceremony were (left to right) Cherokee County Fire Chief, Tim Prather, Assistant Fire Chief, Eddie Robinson, Battalion Chief, Clay Cloud, Capt. Matthew Richter, Lt. Jon Villalobos, Lt. Michael Sims, Sgt. David Jones III and Operations Chief, Shane West. (click image for slideshow)
Clay Cloud was appointed to the position of Battalion Chief.
Clay Cloud was appointed to the position of Battalion Chief.
Mathew Richter stands with his family as he is promoted to Captain.
Mathew Richter stands with his family as he is promoted to Captain.
Jon Villalobos is promoted to the rank of Lieutenant.
Jon Villalobos is promoted to the rank of Lieutenant.
Cherokee County Fire Chief, Tim Prather, helps Jon Villalobos' daughter as she pins her father.
Cherokee County Fire Chief, Tim Prather, helps Jon Villalobos' daughter as she pins her father.
Michael Sims' family looks on as he is promoted to Lieutenant.
Michael Sims' family looks on as he is promoted to Lieutenant.
The family of David Jones III looks on as he is promoted to the rank of Sergeant.
The family of David Jones III looks on as he is promoted to the rank of Sergeant.