Cherokee County Fire
& Emergency Services

Roper Receives Bachelor of Science Degree in Fire Administration

April 14, 2021

Captain Nathan Roper was recognized yesterday by Cherokee County Fire Chief, Tim Prather, for receiving his Bachelor of Science Degree in Fire Administration from Columbia Southern University recently.

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Fire Administration presents the academic foundations for leadership and administration of fire service organizations. The curriculum follows the FESHE-modeled, multi-disciplinary approach, incorporating fire administration, community risk reduction and tactical fireground considerations. The program also encompasses legal frameworks to applied fire service settings as well as a study of employee safety and healthy work environments. This program of study is recognized by the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) through the U. S. Fire Administration’s National Fire Academy (NFA).

According to Prather, “I truly understand the commitment required to accomplish this goal while fulfilling your professional, family and personal responsibilities.  You have displayed the dedication, commitment and professionalism that is reflective of the men and women of Cherokee County Fire & Emergency Services.”

Roper was presented with his diploma on March 25th, 2021.

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Chief Prather hands Capt. Nathan Roper his Letter of Commendation yesterday at Fire Headquarters.
Chief Prather hands Capt. Nathan Roper his Letter of Commendation yesterday at Fire Headquarters. (click image for slideshow)
Several chiefs and co-workers celebrate the occassion with Capt. Roper.
Several chiefs and co-workers celebrate the occassion with Capt. Roper.
Chief Prather reads the Letter of Commendation to Capt. Nathan Roper.
Chief Prather reads the Letter of Commendation to Capt. Nathan Roper.