Cherokee County Fire
& Emergency Services

Simmons and Karnback Receive Letter of Commendation

April 19, 2018

Cherokee County Firefighters Jeremy Simmons and Mark Karnbach were each presented with a letter of commendation from Cherokee County Fire Chief, Tim Prather on April 16th. Making the presentation were Shift Commander Ryan McElwee, Battalion Chief Fred Dobson and Battalion Chief Brian Ward. The letters recognized the firefighters for assisting a student at Creekview High School with his senior project. The student has an interest in becoming a firefighter one day.

Shift Commander Ryan McElwee thanked the firefighters for going above and beyond the call of duty. According to Battalion Chief Fred Dobson, “I am proud of the firefighters for being involved in the local community.” Dobson went on to say that he wanted to show Simmons and Karnbach how much he appreciates their professionalism. Battalion Chief, Brian Ward, added that he was proud of the fact that they were willing to go the extra mile to help out the citizens of Cherokee County.

Congratulations to Firefighters, Simmons and Karnbach, for a job well done!

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Attending the ceremony were (left to right) Barry Howell, Justin Martin, Cody Wilson, Dan Jablonski, Jeremy Simmons, Karnbach, Battalion Chief Fred Dobson, Lt. Alec Adams, Clayton Malcolm and Eric Stoor.
Attending the ceremony were (left to right) Barry Howell, Justin Martin, Cody Wilson, Dan Jablonski, Jeremy Simmons, Karnbach, Battalion Chief Fred Dobson, Lt. Alec Adams, Clayton Malcolm and Eric Stoor. (click image for slideshow)
Attending the presentation were (left to right) Dan Jablonski, Justin Martin, Cody Wilson, Jeremy Simmons, Battalion Chief Brian Ward, Mark Karnbach, Lt. Alec Adams, Clayton Malcolm and Eric Stoor.
Attending the presentation were (left to right) Dan Jablonski, Justin Martin, Cody Wilson, Jeremy Simmons, Battalion Chief Brian Ward, Mark Karnbach, Lt. Alec Adams, Clayton Malcolm and Eric Stoor.