Cherokee County Senior Fire Safety Educator, Babette Davis, was recognized last Friday at the Cherokee County Fire Marshal’s office for her retirement from the fire department.
Cherokee County Fire Chief, Tim Prather, thanked Davis for her 19 years of service to the citizens of Cherokee County and presented her with a “bugle” award. The bugle or speaking trumpet is a reference to a megaphone like device that was used in the early days of the fire service. Several of her co-workers and her husband, Cecil, who retired from the fire department in April, were also on-hand for the presentation.
Davis began her career with Cherokee County on November 30th, 1998, when she was hired as a clerk for Cherokee County EMA. In 1999, she became an administration assistant in the Fire Marshal’s office. Davis started her career as a fire educator on January 2, 2005, and became a Fire Safety Educator II in 2007. She was also promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2008 and later became the Senior Fire Safety Educator on May 11, 2014.
We thank Davis for her dedication for teaching adults and children throughout our county on the importance of fire safety. We wish her the best of luck during her retirement years.