Cherokee County Fire
& Emergency Services

Fire Explorers Honored at City Council Meeting

March 4, 2019

Numerous Cherokee County Fire Explorers were honored last Monday night at the regular meeting of the Woodstock City Council.

Woodstock Fire Chief, Dave Soumas, and Assistant Fire Chief, Jimmy Eley, came before the council to thank the explorers for their assistance at the annual Woodstock Fire Rescue Open House that was held on October 13th of last year. The Fire Explorers from Post # 469 were on hand to do firefighter rescue demonstrations, gave station tours and showed fire apparatus. 

The explorers were asked to come before the council and were presented with a plaque thanking them for their assistance with the event that was sponsored by the Woodstock Fire Department.

Fire and emergency services exploring is a hands-on program that exposes participants to many career experiences, leadership opportunities, and community service activities. The primary goals of the program are to help young adults choose a career path within fire and emergency services and to challenge them to become responsible citizens of their communities and country. For more information about Explorer Post 469 you can contact Sgt. Michael Sims at 678-644-1377 or mrsims@cherokeega.com.

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Woodstock Fire Chief, Dave Soumas, and Assistant Fire Chief, Jimmy Eley, thank the fire explorers and their advisors for helping with the open house.
Woodstock Fire Chief, Dave Soumas, and Assistant Fire Chief, Jimmy Eley, thank the fire explorers and their advisors for helping with the open house. (click image for slideshow)
Woodstock Assistant Fire Chief, Jimmy Eley, comes forward to make the presentation to the Cherokee County Fire Explorers.
Woodstock Assistant Fire Chief, Jimmy Eley, comes forward to make the presentation to the Cherokee County Fire Explorers.
Several Cherokee County Fire Explorers attended the event.
Several Cherokee County Fire Explorers attended the event.
The Cherokee County Fire Explorers were presented with this plaque.
The Cherokee County Fire Explorers were presented with this plaque.