Cherokee County Fire Chief
Chief Erdely was born and raised in New York. After graduating high school in 1982, Chief Erdely attended St. John’s University in Queens, New York where he received his Bachelors of Science in Business Management. Chief Erdely utilized his degree in corporate America for 7 years before deciding to pursue his dream of Public Service.
In 1986, Chief Erdely relocated to Atlanta, Georgia where he currently resides. Prior to joining Cherokee County Fire & Emergency Services, he obtained his EMT Certification at Chattahoochee Technical College.
Chief Erdely began his fire service career in 1992 volunteering for the Forsyth County Fire Department. His career with Cherokee County Fire amp; Emergency Services began in May 1995. He worked his way through the ranks to the position of Battalion Chief in 2005 and then to his current position in 2013. Chief Erdely is now charged with the day to day field operations of the department.
Chief Erdely has been married to his wife, Wendy, for 27 years. They have one son, AJ, and one daughter, Nikki, both of whom attend college out-of-state.