Pennie Lamanac, a firefighter with Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services, was recently recognized at a retirement ceremony held in her honor at the fire administrative offices in Canton.

Fire Chief Tim Prather thanked Lamanac for her 17 years of service and presented her with a “bugle” award. The bugle, or speaking trumpet, is a reference to a megaphone-like device that was used in the early days of the fire service.

Lamanac came to work at the fire department on Feb. 3, 2003, as a firefighter/paramedic and was promoted to the rank of sergeant on May 18, 2008. In 2009, Lamanac became a fire training officer and stayed in that position until November 2014, when she transferred to the Fire Marshal’s Office to become a fire safety educator. When Lamanac retired, she was a fire inspector for the county, a position she had held since March 2018.

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