Collett Promoted to Battalion Chief Fire Investigator Cheri Collett made history in Cherokee County when she was recently promoted as the first female battalion chief for the county fire department.Collett will be serving as the manager of the Business Intelligence Department. Cherokee County Fire Chief Tim Prather stated that this is part of the department’s reorganization plan to implement the Business Intelligence Department. The department will be responsible for the systematic computational analysis of data or statistics to help with response times, purchasing, and managing personnel.“Chief Collett has been an outstanding employee in several of the disciplines of our department. She is a highly motivated employee and always willing to accept a challenge. She excels at about everything she is involved in, whether it’s leading ISO evaluations, the pursuit of International Accreditation, or simply being someone that has learned to play the bagpipes — representing the department proudly! She is simply an amazing, unique individual who never ceases to impress me on many levels. She is absolutely an asset to Cherokee County, whom I thoroughly support and enjoy working with on our team,” stated Prather.