Cherokee County Fire & Emergency Services promoted six firefighter Wednesday night during two separate ceremonies that held at the Cherokee County Fire Training Center located on Highway 5, just south of Holly Springs.
According to Cherokee County Fire Chief, Tim Prather, the fire department decided to have two separate ceremonies due to the recent outbreak of the Covid 19 virus. “Governor Kemp signed an Executive order effective June 16, regarding gatherings of more than fifty people which are banned unless there is at least six feet between each person. Because of this, we had a promotion ceremony at 6PM and 7:30PM to help in keeping attendees separated,” added Prather.
During the 6 PM promotion ceremony, Fire Apparatus Operator (FAO), Justin Sanders was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. Appointed to the rank of Lieutenant was Chris Martin and Brady Cornelison was promoted to the rank of Captain.
The next ceremony, which began at 7:30, saw FAO Cody Caviness promoted to the rank of Sergeant. Drew Champion and Chance Conley were both promoted to the rank of Lieutenant.
Refreshments were served after the ceremony as friends, family and coworkers congratulated all of those who were promoted.