Cloudland VFD Firefighter Janice Tucker presenting Chief Cavin with award
The Cloudland Fire Department honors one of their own each year with a “Firefighter of the Year” Award. Normally, the fire chief gets to pick the firefighter for the honor, but this year the departments members did things a little different.
The members of the Cloudland Volunteer Fire Department honored their chief, Bobby Cavin as the 2021 Firefighter of the Year.
Fire Department members said, “We are so proud to honor our Chief Bobby Cavin as firefighter of the year. He always gets to pick the award honoree but this year we were able to surprise him. No one is more deserving than this man. He asks for no recognition and does it all behind the scenes.”
The department held their annual Christmas party recently at the Menlo Restaurant and presented Mr. Cavin with the award.
The Cloudland Volunteer Fire Department has the distinction of being made of firefighters from two different counties in two different states. The department serves an area on Lookout Mountain in both Cherokee County, Alabama and Chattooga County, Georgia and has three fire stations – one on County Road 66 in Cherokee County, the main fire hall on Gasden Avenue at Cloudland and the other on Highway 157 about a mile below the Walker County line.