Cherokee County Fire & Emergency Services concluded its annual Keep the Wreath Green campaign on January 1st. Beginning on December 1st, 2020, Cherokee County Fire & Emergency Services participated in the “Keep the Wreath Green” campaign to remind citizens in Cherokee County to practice fire prevention during the holidays.
Wreaths were placed at seven fire stations throughout the county and at Cherokee County Fire Headquarters and the Cherokee County Government Offices at the Bluffs in Canton. When the campaign started, the wreaths had all green bulbs, however, one green bulb on the wreath was replaced by a red bulb for every structure fire that occurred in Cherokee County during that time period.
This year’s campaign got lots of publicity this year which included a story by Fox 5 Atlanta reporter, Denise Dillon, who came out to speak about the fire department raising awareness about house fires this holiday season.
According to Senior Fire Educator, Lisa Grisham, “Last year we had 11 structure fires and we were hoping to keep the wreath totally green. Unfortunately, we had 8 structure fires this year, but it was an improvement from the previous year.”