We are proud to announce that the Pearl Fire Department Firefighter of the Month is Captain Shawn Buchanan. Shawn is a graduate of Pearl High School and Holmes Community College and began work with the Pearl Fire Department on February 4, 1999. Since his start, Shawn has logged over 1500 training hours at the State Fire Academy and also has completed several EMS training courses. Shawn was promoted to Lieutenant in May 2007 and to Captain in July 2014. Shawn takes a lead b...y example approach while serving as Captain on B Shift at Station 4. Shawn’s experience proved instrumental as he served on the committee that designed the new fire trucks that were recently delivered and put into service. We appreciate his dedication to the fire department and his willingness to always go above and beyond the call of duty. Shawn is married to Erin and they have two children, Abbey (9) and Dalton (7).
The Pearl Chamber of Commerce presented Captain Buchanan with a framed certificate, a $100 Walmart Gift Card and a Cracker Barrel Gift Basket with a gift card for a meal for two. Southern Society Real Estate donated $25; Moss Creek Fish House donated a $25 gift card; Pearl Municipal Credit Union donated a $25 Visa gift card; Scotts Miracle Gro donated a Fit Bit; Big D's Diner certificate good for 1 complimentary Boston Butt and 2 sides: Baldwin Lee Funeral Home donated a Yeti Cup and McAlister’s Deli donated 2 complimentary lunches.