SWAT Medic Graduates from Police Academy

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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
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Sgt. Matthew Bennett is sworn in by Sheriff Frank Reynolds.
Jun 23, 2024 | 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 pla... (read complete story)
Outdoor Burning

The Summer Open Burn Ban runs from May 1st to September 30th and includes 54 counties in Georgia.

The Environmental Protection Division (EPD) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources is a state agency charged with protecting Georgia's air, land, and water resources through the authority of state and federal environmental statutes.

Click on EDP to go to their website: EPD

Types of Fires Allowed Year-Round:

Recreational fires where only logs or clean wood are being burned for pleasure, religious ceremony, cooking, warmth or similar purposes are allowed year-round. The total fuel area for recreational fires cannot exceed 3 feet in diameter and 2 feet in height with a minimum of 25 feet from all structures. No garbage or yard waste can be burned during these types of burns.

Bonfires, for an event, which is larger than recreational fires are also allowed year-round as long as they are firewood only, 16-25' split wood. The bonfire may not include any brush, leaves, straw or lumber. Bonfires must be 50 feet from structures, 25 feet from wooded areas or pine islands, and 25 feet from adjacent property lines. there must be a 10 feet cleared area around the fire, it must be attended by an adult at ALL times. 

If there are any questions please visit the Georgia Forestry Commission website Georgia Forestry Commission or call 1-877-652-2876.


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Safe Kids Cherokee County offers free Child Safety Seat Inspections and car seats for families in need.  Restrictions apply. 

It is required that you bring your child unless you are expecting. Technicians can help you make the necessary adjustments to fit your child properly.

Please park in front of the building near the bicycle rack. Call 678-493-4343 to let us know you have arrived.

Appointments are available Tuesday mornings between 9 AM and 12 PM as well as Thursday afternoons between 2:00 PM and 5:00 PM. Please click on the "book now" tab below to make an appointment online.  

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