Cherokee County Fire
& Emergency Services

Cherokee County Fire & Emergency Services Promotes Ten

November 6, 2017

Ten Cherokee County firefighters were promoted last Monday night during ceremonies at Cherokee County Fire Training Complex, located south of Holly Springs.

Fred Dobson, who has worked for the fire department for over 28 years, was promoted to the rank of Battalion Chief.

Promoted to the rank of Captain were Gregory Deal and Nathan Roper. Deal came to work for the department in 2003, while Roper came on board in 2005. Kevin Davis, Justin Gilleland and Brandon Denson were promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. Davis and Denson were employed by the department in 2003 and Gilleland came in 2005. Dwayne Barbee, Charles Wilbanks, William Phillips and Doug Hocker were promoted to the rank of Sergeant. Barbee came to work for the fire department in 2006, while Wilbanks and Phillips joined the department the following year. Hocker was employed by the department in 2012.

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

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Receiving their promotions were (kneeling left to right) Lt. Justin Gilleland, Lt. Brandon, Denson, Lt.Kevin Davis, Sgt. Doug Hocker, Sgt. Dwayne Barbee, Sgt. William Phillips and Sgt. Charles Wilbanks.  Standing (left to right) Cherokee County Fire Chief, Tim Prather, Capt. Nathan Roper, Battalion Chief, Fred Dobson, Capt. Scott Deal, Assistant Fire Chief, Eddie Robinson and Field Operations Chief, Shane West.
Receiving their promotions were (kneeling left to right) Lt. Justin Gilleland, Lt. Brandon, Denson, Lt.Kevin Davis, Sgt. Doug Hocker, Sgt. Dwayne Barbee, Sgt. William Phillips and Sgt. Charles Wilbanks. Standing (left to right) Cherokee County Fire Chief, Tim Prather, Capt. Nathan Roper, Battalion Chief, Fred Dobson, Capt. Scott Deal, Assistant Fire Chief, Eddie Robinson and Field Operations Chief, Shane West. (click image for slideshow)
Fred Dobson (left) was promoted to the rank of Battalion Chief.
Fred Dobson (left) was promoted to the rank of Battalion Chief.
Promoted to the rank of Captain were Nathan Roper and Scott Deal.
Promoted to the rank of Captain were Nathan Roper and Scott Deal.
Justin Gilleland, Kevin Davis and Brandon Denson were promoted to Lieutenant.
Justin Gilleland, Kevin Davis and Brandon Denson were promoted to Lieutenant.
Promoted to the rank of Sergeant were Doug Hocker, Dwayne Barbee, Williams Phillips and Charles Wilbanks.
Promoted to the rank of Sergeant were Doug Hocker, Dwayne Barbee, Williams Phillips and Charles Wilbanks.