Back row from left: Cherokee County Fire Chief Tim Prather, Assistant Fire Chief Eddie Robinson, Battalion Chief Thomas Pellitier, Battalion Chief Mark Orr, Battalion Chief Ricky Collett and Field Operations Chief Greg Erdely; middle row: Lt. Alexander Adams, Lt. Scott Deal, Lt. Nathan Roper, Lt. Clay Cloud, Capt. Thomas Capps, Capt. John H. Bennett and Capt. Mike Malone; and front row: Sgt. Brenden Hicks, Sgt. Chris Martin, Sgt. Bradley McDonald, Sgt. Jon Villalobos, Sgt. Justin Williams, Sgt. Angela Waagen and Sgt. Danny Birchell.
Seventeen Cherokee County firefighters were promoted Wednesday during ceremonies at the Cherokee County Administrative Offices.
Three Cherokee County firefighters, Ricky Collett, Mark Orr and Thomas Pellitier, were promoted to battalion chief.
There were also three firefighters promoted to captain: John H. Bennett, Mike Malone and Thomas Capps.
Gregory Deal, Alexander Adams, Nathan Roper and Clay Cloud were promoted to the rank of lieutenant.
There were also seven firefighters promoted to the rank of sergeant: Bradley McDonald, Riley Martin, Brenden Hicks, Danny Birchell, Angela Waagen, Justin Williams and Jon Villalobos.
Numerous firefighters, chiefs and family members attended the event.