SWAT Medic Graduates from Police Academy

Members of the CCFES SWAT Medic Team stand with Sheriff Frank Reynolds following the graduation of Sgt.Bennett. From Left: Lt. Joe El-Bisi, FAO Reece Young, Deputy Chief Shane West, Sgt. Metthew Bennett, Sheriff Frank Reynolds, Battalion Chief Scott Gwinn, Division Chief Nate Sullivan
Sgt. Matthew Bennett is sworn in by Sheriff Frank Reynolds.

Cherokee County Fire & Emergency Services (CCFES) is proud to announce that Sgt. Matthew Bennett, a firefighter and Paramedic with our department, has successfully graduated from the Georgia Public Safety Training Center Regional Police Academy in Pickens County. The graduation ceremony took place Friday, June 21, marking a great accomplishment in Sgt. Bennett's career.

Sgt. Bennett, who works primarily at Fire Station 3 in the Hickory Flat community, also serves as a SWAT Medic (paramedic) on the Cherokee County Multi-Agency SWAT Team. His commitment to public safety and his exemplary service makes him a valuable asset to CCFES and the community.

In a special ceremony following the graduation, Sgt. Bennett was sworn in as a Deputy Sheriff by Sheriff Frank Reynolds.

Cherokee County Fire & Emergency Services extends their warmest congratulations to Sgt. Matthew Bennett on this outstanding accomplishment. His hard work, dedication, and unwavering commitment to serving and protecting the community are truly commendable.

Congratulations, Sgt. Bennett, on this well-deserved achievement!


Cherokee County SWAT Medics are specialized firefighter/paramedics from Cherokee County Fire & Emergency Services (CCFES) that are members of the Cherokee Sheriff’s Office Multi-Agency Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team.  The purpose of the Cherokee County SWAT Medic Team is to provide immediate point of wound care to patients while operating in hostile and/or austere environments. Cherokee County SWAT Medics can provide lifesaving Advance Life Support to law enforcement officers, civilians and/or any victims in these situations without delay. The SWAT Medics may also respond with other County, State and/or Federal agencies to provide tactical medical coverage during high-risk situations upon request.      



Posted : June 23, 2024

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