Cherokee County Fire
& Emergency Services

Fire Department Honors Local Heroes

June 24, 2020

The Command Staff with Cherokee County Fire & Emergency Services traveled to the National Guard Armory in Canton yesterday morning to honor the soldiers of the Blackfoot Troop & 1-108th Calvary.

During the past several weeks, the Blackfoot Troop & 1-108th Calvary, has traveled to numerous senior care facilities in Cherokee and neighboring counties, to re-sanitize their buildings in an effort to help “flatten the curve” during Covid-19.

Cherokee County Fire Chief, Tim Prather, Assistant Fire Chief, Eddie Robinson, Field Operations Chief, Shane West, Community Risk Reduction Division Chief, Dean Floyd, EMS Chief, Nate Sullivan and Battalion Chief of Support Services, Marc Liscio traveled to the armory to show their appreciation and to prepare breakfast for the soldiers.  Fire Chief, Tim Prather, said “This was a small token of our appreciation for their assistance that was provided to us during this Covid-19 Pandemic.  As you may or may not know, a few weeks ago they de-contaminated some of our fire stations and fire equipment.”

At the conclusion of the breakfast, Capt. David Rice, Commander of the Blackfoot Troop, presented Chief Prather with a Certificate of Appreciation to the fire department for their support and help in ensuring that their soldiers were successful in protecting our community.

Cherokee County Fire & Emergency Services is honored to assist these oldiers in their efforts to keep our community safe.

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The Command Staff of Cherokee County Fire & Emergency Services prepared breakfast for these soldiers yesterday morning.
The Command Staff of Cherokee County Fire & Emergency Services prepared breakfast for these soldiers yesterday morning. (click image for slideshow)
Field Operations Chief, Shane West, Fire Chief Tim Prather, Assistant Fire Chief, Eddie Robinson and EMS Chief, Nate Sullivan, prepare breakfast for the soldiers at the Canton National Guard Armory.
Field Operations Chief, Shane West, Fire Chief Tim Prather, Assistant Fire Chief, Eddie Robinson and EMS Chief, Nate Sullivan, prepare breakfast for the soldiers at the Canton National Guard Armory.
Capt. David Rice, Commander of the Blackfoot Troop, presents Chief Prather with a Certificate of Appreciation to the fire department.
Capt. David Rice, Commander of the Blackfoot Troop, presents Chief Prather with a Certificate of Appreciation to the fire department.
One of the soldiers decontaminating one of Cherokee County's fire stations.
One of the soldiers decontaminating one of Cherokee County's fire stations.