We are proud to announce that the city of Pearl Firefighter of the Month is Karl Kolb. Karl started with Pearl Fire Department on October 7, 2014. Previously, he had served with the Vicksburg Fire Department for almost two years. Upon hiring with the city, Karl made an immediate impact with his positive attitude and hard work. He completed his EMT certification in 2012 and then began working on his prerequisites for the Paramedic program. Karl enrolled in the paramedic program in the fall of 2015. He demonstrated a strong work ethic in his studies and he has already received an achievement award from Holmes Community College. He is on pace to finish valedictorian of his class when he graduates in August of 2016. In addition to his EMS training, he also has logged over 1000 hours of training at the Mississippi State Fire Academy. Karl is highly respected by his peers and continues to be a great asset to the Pearl Fire Department. Karl works on B-Shift at Station 2 on Pearson Road.
The Pearl Chamber of Commerce presented Karl with a framed certificate, a Cracker Barrel gift basket along with a meal for two and a $100 Bass Pro Gift Card. Moss Creek Fish House donated a $25 gift card; Buckley Security donated a $25 Kroger gift card; Reliant Physical Therapy donated a $25 Subway gift card; the Pearl Credit Union donated a $25 Visa gift card; McAlister’s Deli donated a certificate for dinner for two; Signmark donated an insulated cooler and Jose’s Mexican Restaurant donated a $20 gift certificate.