We are pleased to announce that the City of Pearl Firefighter of the Month in December is Captain James Byrd. James began working at Pearl Fire Department 20 years ago on December 24, 1997. James has documented over 1000 training hours at the Fire Academy and is also a nationally registered paramedic. James became the department’s second paramedic in August 2001 and has been a part of building the paramedic program to what it is today. James also completed the very rigoro...us and demanding smoke diver program at the State Fire Academy in March of 2007 and still assists in training candidates for upcoming smoke diver classes. James was promoted to Captain in January 2009 and serves on C Shift at Station 1. James also moves into the Battalion Chief’s position as needed. James is married to Jodi and they have two children, Brendon (12) and Addison (10).
The Pearl Chamber of Commerce presented Captain Byrd with a framed certificate, a $100 Bass Pro Shops Gift Card, a $50 Visa Gift Card and a Cracker Barrel basket with a gift card for a meal for two people. Jose’s Mexican Restaurant donated a $25 Gift Card; The Pearl Municipal Credit Union donated a $25 Visa Gift Card; Moss Creek Fish House donated a $25 Gift Card; McAlister’s Deli donated two complimentary meals; Eclipse Nutrition donated a $25 Gift Card; Great American Cookie donated a cookie cake. Focus Fit donated a one month FREE pass and Scotts Miracle Grow donated a soft side cooler.