Cherokee County Fire
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Cherokee County Fire Explorer Post Holds Annual Promotion Ceremony and Senior Night

May 16, 2018

Cherokee County Fire Explorer Post #469 held their annual Promotion Ceremony and Senior Night last night at the Cherokee County Fire Training Center located off Highway 5, just south of Holly Springs.

Cherokee County Assistant Fire Chief, Eddie Robinson, conducted the "Changing of Command" ceremony which consisted of transferring the post guidon from the previous captain to the new captain and charging the new captain to take on the responsibility of leading the post to success. Chief Robinson spoke words of encouragement to the seniors, new officers, and guests in the crowd. He read the CCFES Explorer Creed which are words that all of the explorers live by.

The Cadet Officers for Cherokee County Fire & Emergency Services' Explorer Post 469 that were promoted for 2017-18 are Captain Denver Ice, Lt. Chris Shorts, Lt. William Logan, Sgt. Anna Bower, Sgt. Josh Shorts, Sgt. Hannah Pohlman and Sgt. Fabian Fazzari.

Eight explorers, who are seniors this year, were also honored with certificates. Seniors receiving certificates were: Dalton Hamby, Lt. Chris Shorts, Capt. Denver Ice, Simon Worley, Griffin Hansen, Nick Lindsey, Sgt. Fabian Fazzari, and Lt. William Logan

At the conclusion of the ceremony, the explorers and their families enjoyed refreshments at the training center.

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Cherokee County Assistant Fire Chief, Eddie Robinson, takes the guidon from outgoing Captain, Dalton Hamby.
Cherokee County Assistant Fire Chief, Eddie Robinson, takes the guidon from outgoing Captain, Dalton Hamby. (click image for slideshow)
Cherokee County Assistant Fire Chief, Eddie Robinson, presents the guidon to incoming Captain, Denver Ice.
Cherokee County Assistant Fire Chief, Eddie Robinson, presents the guidon to incoming Captain, Denver Ice.
Sgt. Michael Sims presents Captain, Denver Ice, with the Explorer Post Captain Helmet.
Sgt. Michael Sims presents Captain, Denver Ice, with the Explorer Post Captain Helmet.