Cherokee Fire Dept. conducting training drills

by Oct 26, 2018General Announcements


The Cherokee Fire Department will be conducting training drills on Nov. 6-8 in the area of Blythe Hill Street in downtown Cherokee. These training drills are scheduled to begin at 8am daily and will conclude around 4pm. These training drills will include live fire training resulting in the demolition of several condemned structures. Residents in the area should expect to see smoke in the area of the BIA buildings potentially heavy at times. Flames may also be visible as the structures are demolished. Some smoke and flame may still be visible after the completion of the days training. Crews will be on hand to monitor the fires during and after the training until it is determined the area is safe. CFD officials noted they do not anticipate any traffic delays or road closures and said, “These training drills are designed to allow firefighters an opportunity to hone their skills while working under live fire conditions, allowing us to better serve the residents of the Qualla Boundary. Thank you and as always we appreciate your support.”

– Cherokee Fire Department