Cherokee County Fire
& Emergency Services

Scott Townsend Retires From the Fire Department

September 8, 2020

Scott Townsend, with Cherokee County Fire & Emergency Services, was recognized today at a retirement ceremony and luncheon held at the administrative offices of the fire department.

Fire Chief, Tim Prather, thanked Townsend for his 25 years of service to the citizens of Cherokee County and presented him with a “bugle” award. The bugle or speaking trumpet is a reference to a megaphone like device that was used in the early days of the fire service.

After the “Bugle” presentation, several of Scott’s former and current co-workers spoke and told several stories about his career in the fire department.  Scott’s wife, Dana, and son, Tanner, and his brother, Freddie, who retired from the fire department a few years back, also spoke at the event.

Scott thanked everyone for coming and stated that the fire department was a big part of his life.  “I will miss you guys and I wish you all the best,” he added.

Townsend began his career with Cherokee County Fire & Emergency Services on July 11th as a firefighter.  Townsend was promoted to a Firefighter II on July 4th, 1997. He became a Sergeant for the department on January 6th 2002.  Plus, he became a paramedic on May 7th, 2006.   Scott transferred to Fire Headquarters in 2012 handling quality assurance and this past May he transferred to the Fire Marshal’s Office to be a Fire Inspector.

We wish Scott many happy years of retirement! 

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Cherokee County Fire Chief, Tim Prather, presents Scott Townsend with his
Cherokee County Fire Chief, Tim Prather, presents Scott Townsend with his "Bugle" award. (click image for slideshow)
Townsend cuts his retirement cake at the luncheon in his honor.
Townsend cuts his retirement cake at the luncheon in his honor.
The Townsend family are the first in line to enjoy a wonderful meal.
The Townsend family are the first in line to enjoy a wonderful meal.
Scott Townsend worked for the Fire Department for 25 years.
Scott Townsend worked for the Fire Department for 25 years.
Scott's wife, Dana, speaks at the luncheon.
Scott's wife, Dana, speaks at the luncheon.
Scott's son, Tanner, also shared a few stories about his father.
Scott's son, Tanner, also shared a few stories about his father.
Freddie Townsend, Scott's brother, also spoke and is retired from the Fire Department.
Freddie Townsend, Scott's brother, also spoke and is retired from the Fire Department.
Scott visits with some of his co-worker prior to the luncheon.
Scott visits with some of his co-worker prior to the luncheon.