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Chief Floyd and Chief Hughes Retire from Cherokee County Fire Department

Cherokee County Shift Commander, Dan Floyd and Battalion Chief, Kerry Hughes were honored at a retirement celebration this past Saturday night.
Cherokee County Shift Commander, Dan Floyd and Battalion Chief, Kerry Hughes were honored at a retirement celebration this past Saturday night. (click image for slideshow)
January 22, 2019 | Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services hosted a dinner Saturday night at the Ball Ground Community Building to honor Battalion Chief Shift Commander, Dan Floyd and Battalion Chief, Kerry Hughes, who retired from the fire department after 64 years of combined service to Cherokee County. After dinner and a slide-show presentation, Cherokee County Fire Chief, Tim Prather, came forward to thank Floyd and Hughes for their commitment and service to the citizens of Cherokee County. According to Chief Prather, “Dan Floyd came to work for Cherokee County EMS on July 16th, 1984 and was hired to work at the Oak Grove Fire Department on April 24th, 1987. ... (read complete story)

Cherokee County Division Chief, Dean Floyd, speaks with his brother, Dan, at his retirement celebration.
Cherokee County Division Chief, Dean Floyd, speaks with his brother, Dan, at his retirement celebration.
Cherokee County Fire Chief, Tim Prather, welcomes everyone to the event.
Cherokee County Fire Chief, Tim Prather, welcomes everyone to the event.
After the welcome and prayer, everyone was invited to eat.
After the welcome and prayer, everyone was invited to eat.
Battalion Chief, Kerry Hughes, enjoys a laugh as employees come forward to share stories.
Battalion Chief, Kerry Hughes, enjoys a laugh as employees come forward to share stories.
Shift Commander, Dan Floyd, receives his bugle from Cherokee County Fire Chief, Tim Prather.
Shift Commander, Dan Floyd, receives his bugle from Cherokee County Fire Chief, Tim Prather.
Cherokee County Fire Chief, Tim Prather, presents Battalion Chief, Kerry Hughes, with his bugle.
Cherokee County Fire Chief, Tim Prather, presents Battalion Chief, Kerry Hughes, with his bugle.
Assistant Fire Chief, Eddie Robinson, comes forward to share a story or two.
Assistant Fire Chief, Eddie Robinson, comes forward to share a story or two.
Assistant Fire Chief Eddie Robinson, reads the inscription on a plaque that was given to Chief Hughes that contains an old Halligan tool from Truck 21.
Assistant Fire Chief Eddie Robinson, reads the inscription on a plaque that was given to Chief Hughes that contains an old Halligan tool from Truck 21.
Shift Commander, Dan Floyd, receives a plaque with an old air horn from Fire Engine 1.
Shift Commander, Dan Floyd, receives a plaque with an old air horn from Fire Engine 1.
Division Commander, Dan Floyd recalls some of the early beginnings of Cherokee County Fire.
Division Commander, Dan Floyd recalls some of the early beginnings of Cherokee County Fire.
Kerry Hughes, Battalion Chief, shares a story with the attendees of the event.
Kerry Hughes, Battalion Chief, shares a story with the attendees of the event.
Former county fire chief and District 2 Commissioner, Raymond Gunnin, comes to the podium to speak.
Former county fire chief and District 2 Commissioner, Raymond Gunnin, comes to the podium to speak.
Former Cherokee County Fire Chief, Bob Nealy, had plenty of stories to share.
Former Cherokee County Fire Chief, Bob Nealy, had plenty of stories to share.
Battalion Chief, Brian Ward, presents Floyd with a special gift.
Battalion Chief, Brian Ward, presents Floyd with a special gift.
Kerry Hughes also receives a momento from Battalion Chief, Brian Ward.
Kerry Hughes also receives a momento from Battalion Chief, Brian Ward.
A great crowd came out to honor these two men.
A great crowd came out to honor these two men.
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