Cherokee County Fire
& Emergency Services

Heron Pond Subdivision Donates Money to Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation

September 4, 2020

Representatives from Heron Pond Subdivision, located off Highway 92 in Woodstock, presented a check to the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation on Wednesday to firefighters from Cherokee County Fire Station #7 in southeastern Cherokee County

The Georgia Burn Foundation partners with the fire service and burn care community to provide fire safety and prevention education, support medical facilities and assist burn survivors in their recovery.

Marge Fishman, a member of the subdivision’s Safety Committee, presented a check in the amount of $3,460 to Beth Elder, Fire Educator with Cherokee County Fire & Emergency Services.

Fishman, who saw many burn victims when she was a registered nurse in New York, stated that this was the most money the residents have donated since they started in 2017.  “I sent out weekly reminders asking everyone to make a donation and I encourage other subdivision to step up and donate to this worthy cause, too,” added Fishman.

Cherokee County Fire Chief, Tim Prather, expressed his gratitude to the representatives from Heron Pond.  “This money is going to a great cause that will help burn victims and to continue to provide fire safety education to areas throughout Georgia.”

Portions of the money will go to send burned victims to Camp Oo-U-La.  Camp Oo-U-La is offered free to any Georgia resident between the ages of 7 and 17 who has sustained a burn injury that required treatment or hospitalization in a burn center. Children who are not residents of Georgia but have been treated or hospitalized in one of the burn centers in Georgia are also eligible to attend. portion of the money will stay in Cherokee County to assist with fire education here locally.

A portion of the money will also stay here in Cherokee County to assist with fire education.

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Attending the donation presentation were (left to right) Steve Fischman with Heron Pond, Sgt. Joe El-Bisi, Battalion Chief, Shannon Gibbs, Lt. Denny Hall, Fire Educator, Beth Elder, Fire Chief, Tim Prather, Marge Fischman with Heron Pond, FAO Cody James, FAO Reece Young, Firefighter, Austin Owen and Jeff Jacobs with Heron Pond.
Attending the donation presentation were (left to right) Steve Fischman with Heron Pond, Sgt. Joe El-Bisi, Battalion Chief, Shannon Gibbs, Lt. Denny Hall, Fire Educator, Beth Elder, Fire Chief, Tim Prather, Marge Fischman with Heron Pond, FAO Cody James, FAO Reece Young, Firefighter, Austin Owen and Jeff Jacobs with Heron Pond. (click image for slideshow)