Cherokee County Fire
& Emergency Services

Sgt. Spain Receives Letter of Commendation

September 9, 2019

Cherokee County Fire Chief, Tim Prather, present Sgt. Nick Spain with a Letter of Commendation at the conclusion of the promotion ceremony last Thursday night at the Cherokee County Fire Training Center.

Chief Prather told the audience that the fire department’s Vision Statement says that we are committed to providing a superior level of service to the citizens we serve.  Prather invited Sgt. Spain to the front to read an email that he received last Wednesday from a citizen. 

The email was sent by Chyenne Weslowski who lives with her almost 2 year old daughter in the Walden Crossing Apartments in Canton. “When I arrived home today, fire truck #3 was in front of my apartment building. When I got my child out, I had a ton of groceries that I couldn’t carry all at once. It was at that time that firefighter Spain was so kind to offer me help in carrying in my groceries while I carried my daughter. Upon entering my home, he heard a sound coming from my smoke detectors, indicating that my batteries were low and needed to be replaced.  It was at that time that Mr. Spain proceeded to get batteries and change them out for me. I am overwhelmed with just how nice this man was. To help me in and change my batteries, I cannot thank him enough. I am so delighted to have first responders such as him!  Please let him know that just that small gesture went a long way, and I am forever grateful,” stated Weslowski.

After reading the letter of commendation, Chief Prather thanked Spain for going “Above and Beyond” in assisting our citizens and keeping them safe.  Congratulations to Sgt. Spain for a job well done.

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Cherokee County Fire Chief, Tim Prather, presents a Letter of Commendation to Sgt. Nick Spain.
Cherokee County Fire Chief, Tim Prather, presents a Letter of Commendation to Sgt. Nick Spain. (click image for slideshow)
Sgt. Nick Spain listens as Chief Prather reads his Letter of Commendation.
Sgt. Nick Spain listens as Chief Prather reads his Letter of Commendation.