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Cherokee Promotes 17 Firefighters

The firefighters were promoted to the ranks of battalion chief, sergeant, lieutenant and captain.

These 17 firefighters were promoted by the Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services. Credit: Tim Cavender
These 17 firefighters were promoted by the Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services. Credit: Tim Cavender

Over a dozen firefighters were promoted earlier this week by Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services.

The agency held the ceremony on Wednesday at the Cherokee County administration building in Canton. 

Three firefighters — Ricky Collett, Mark Orr and Thomas Pellitier — were promoted to Battalion Chiefs.  

An additional three firefighters — John H. Bennett, Mike Malone and Thomas Capps — were promoted to captain. Firefighters Gregory Deal, Alexander Adams, Nathan Roper and Clay Cloud were all promoted to the rank of lieutenant. 

The seven remaining firefighters were promoted to the rank of sergeant: Bradley McDonald, Riley Martin, Brenden Hicks, Danny Birchell, Angela Waagen, Justin Williams and Jon Villalobos. 

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