Firefighter of the Month

We are proud to announce that the September Firefighter of the Month is Firefighter Blake Chennault. Blake graduated from NWR High School in 2012 and attended Hinds Community College before starting to work at the PFD in 2014. Blake is married to Callie Murphy Chennault and they are expecting their first child in December. They are also the owners of an exotic collection of turtles that was featured on Animal Planet last year!
From the first time that he stepped on the engine, Blake’s passion for firefighting and helping others was evident. He is always eager to obtain any training that is offered that will help him to be more knowledgeable and well trained. He just completed the first ever EMT Advanced Class that was offered by the MS State Fire Academy. We are fortunate to have Blake at the PFD and we are happy to honor him with this award.
The Pearl Chamber presented him with a framed certificate, a $100 Walmart gift card, a

gift basket with a certificate for a meal for two people.

donated a $25 gift card;

donated a $25 gift card the Pearl Municipal Federal Credit Union donated a $25 Visa credit card;

donated a gift certificate for a meal for two;

donated a complimentary meal;

donated a certificate for 5 free shakes;

donated a chocolate chip cookie cake and

donated a stainless steel tumbler.

We are proud to announce that the Pearl Fire Department Firefighter of the Month in July is Tyler Derriso. Tyler began his career with Pearl Fire Department on March 11, 2017. From day one, Tyler has been a firefighter that can be counted on to go above and beyond the call of duty. He graduated basic firefighter in the fall of 2017 and EMT basic school in the spring of 2018. Since then, he has been eager to learn the specifics of his job and is able to step up when needed to drive the engine. Tyler works at Station 4 and comes to work with a smile every day. He gives great care to our citizens when the call arises and is a valuable asset to the fire department and city of Pearl.
Tyler is a graduate of Raymond High School and is married to Valerie Derriso.
The Pearl Chamber presented Tyler with a framed certificate, a $100 Walmart gift card and a Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Gift Basket with a certificate for a meal for two. Community Bank donated a $25 Visa Gift Card; Steak 'n Shake donated a $25 gift card; The Mississippi Braves donated a $25 Waffle House gift card; Tony's Fish house donated a certificate for a meal for two; The Pearl Municipal Federal Credit Union donated a $25 Visa Gift Card; Great American Cookies a chocolate chip cookie cake and Revell Ace Hardware-Pearl donated a stainless steel tumbler.

We are proud to announce that the Pearl Fire Department Firefighter of the Month in September is Lieutenant Blake Ball. Continue Reading

 

We are proud to announce that the Pearl Fire Department Firefighter of the Month is Battalion Chief Allen Elliot. Allen began his career in October 1996 as a firefighter for the Pearl Fire Department. Continue Reading

We are proud to announce that the Pearl Fire Department Firefighter of the Month is Battalion Chief Donnie Boykin. CONTINUE READING

We are proud to announce that the Pearl Fire Department Firefighter of the Month in March is Battalion Chief Ricky Purvis. READ MORE

We are proud to announce that Captain Alvin Morris was selected as the Pearl Fire Department Firefighter of the Month in January. CONTINUE READING

Congratulations to Deputy Chief Ron Hopson for being selected as the Pearl Fire Department Firefighter of the Month in December.  READ MORE

Three city of Pearl Dispatchers were honored at the City Council Meeting on November 6th for their patience and persistence in managing emergency situations in a calm and professional manner. Brandy Pepper, Orlando Redd and Heather Rose Vaughn are City of Pearl Dispatchers that work under the Police Department, but are also responsible for various types of notifications city wide. Dispatchers handle many situations ranging from police, fire, monitoring of local weather alerts, setting off tornado sirens, notifying Department of Transportation officials of road problems, communicating with utility companies for services of gas, water and electricity, monitoring communications of police and fire to ensure safety and calming out of control callers. They work behind the scenes never showing a face but always providing help and a calm voice.
On September 26th these 3 Dispatchers were on duty and took nearly 1000 calls for service in less than 5 hours time. The heavens opened up and the flood waters rose at a rapid speed and all the while these dispatchers kept up with calls and prioritized them while making sure that all first responders were accounted for. They are to be commended for their dedication and skill in managing the many emergencies that occur, not just that day but every day.
The Pearl Chamber of Commerce presented each dispatcher with a $50 Walmart Gift Card, a Fit Bit and an umbrella. Revell Hardware donated stainless steel tumblers, McAlister’s Deli donated a complimentary meal and Great American Cookie Company gave each one of them a chocolate chip cookie cake.

We are happy to announce that Lt. Jimmy Marciel was selected as the Pearl Fire Department Firefighter of the Month. Jimmy began working at the fire department in March 2012. He has accumulated nearly 1000 training hours at the Ms State Fire Academy and is also a Nationally registered EMT. Jimmy graduated from Crystal Springs Christian Academy in 2002 and began working in the construction industry where he worked until he came to work at the Fire Department. Jimmy is a very talented electrician and owns Marciel Electric where he works when he’s not on duty at the fire department. He is a very dedicated employee and has used his talents and skills to assist with many projects at the fire department which has saved the city a lot of money. Jimmy works at Station One on A Shift. The Pearl Chamber of Commerce presented Lt. Marciel with a framed certificate, a $100 Bass Pro Shops Gift Card, a Cracker Barrel Gift Basket with a certificate for a meal for two and a Fit Bit wristband. Justin D NullRiverside Insurance Agency donated a $30 Walmart gift card; Jose's Mexican Restaurant donated a $25 gift certificate; Great American Cookies donated a chocolate chip cookie cake; The Pearl Municipal Credit Union donated a $25 VISA Gift Card; Eclipse Nutrition donated a $25 gift certificate and Revell Ace Hardware-Pearl donated a stainless steel tumbler.

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