Cherokee County Fire
& Emergency Services

Cherokee County Fire & Emergency Services Promotes Three

June 7, 2018

Three Cherokee County firefighters were promoted last night during ceremonies held at the Cherokee County Fire Training Complex, located just south of Holly Springs.

Shannon Gibbs was promoted Wednesday night to the rank of Battalion Chief. Gibbs started with the fire department on January 4th, 1999 and two years later, he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. On May 18th, 2008, Gibbs was promoted to Lieutenant. In the Spring of 2013, he obtained the rank of Captain.

One firefighter was promoted to the rank of Captain. Clay Cloud, the new Captain, was hired at the fire department on October 27th, 2002. He was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in March of 2008 and obtained the rank of Lieutenant on January 5, 2014.

Justin Williams was also promoted last night to the rank of Lieutenant. Williams started his career with the fire department on February 24th, 2007. He was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in January 2014.

Numerous firefighters, chiefs and family members attended the event. Refreshments were held afterwards in honor of those receiving promotions.

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Attending the promotion ceremony were (left to right) Cherokee County Fire Chief, Tim Prather, Battalion Chief, Shannon Gibbs, Capt. Clay Cloud, Lt. Justin Williams, Operations Chief, Shane West and Assistant Chief, Eddie Robinson.
Attending the promotion ceremony were (left to right) Cherokee County Fire Chief, Tim Prather, Battalion Chief, Shannon Gibbs, Capt. Clay Cloud, Lt. Justin Williams, Operations Chief, Shane West and Assistant Chief, Eddie Robinson. (click image for slideshow)
New Battalion Chief, Shannon Gibbs, is congratulated by Fire Chief, Tim Prather, as Gibb's family looks on.
New Battalion Chief, Shannon Gibbs, is congratulated by Fire Chief, Tim Prather, as Gibb's family looks on.
Clay Cloud is with his family as he is promoted to Captain by Cherokee County Fire Chief, Tim Prather.
Clay Cloud is with his family as he is promoted to Captain by Cherokee County Fire Chief, Tim Prather.
Members of Justin Williams' family look on as Cherokee County Fire Chief, Tim Prather, promotes him to Lieutenant.
Members of Justin Williams' family look on as Cherokee County Fire Chief, Tim Prather, promotes him to Lieutenant.