Firefighter of the Month

We are happy to announce that the City of Pearl Firefighter of the Month is Firefighter Justin Allen. Justin has over 1000 hours at the Mississippi State Fire Academy in the 3 short years that he has been a firefighter. He has shown a strong determination to better himself and his department by attending Critical Care Paramedic School and also assists others as they are attending classes and learning new skills. Justin is a great role model and asset to the city of Pearl and the Pearl Fire Department. He is well respected among his fellow firefighters who nominated him for this award.

The Pearl Chamber of Commerce presented Justin with a framed certificate, a $100 Bass Pro Gift Card and a Cracker Barrel Gift Basket along with a certificate for dinner for two. Buckley Security donated a $25 Gift card to the Tropical Smoothie Café; Moss Creek Fish House donated a $25 Gift Card; MedScreens donated a $25 Kroger Gift Card; Jose’s Mexican Restaurant donated a $25 Gift Certificate; the Pearl Municipal Credit Union donated a $25 Visa Gift Card and Signmark donated a gym bag.

On June 4th, 2015 Pearl Fire Department’s Engine 2 responded to a call for help.  There was a report of an individual locked inside a car and having a seizure.  Engine 2 arrived on the scene with Lieutenant Aaron LaRue, Driver Brad Phillips, and Firefighter Ryan Lee.  The crew went right to work forcing entry into the vehicle and getting the patient out.  The 21 year old patient was not breathing and also did not have a pulse.  The crew administered CPR and defibrillation with an AED.  The patient responded well and had a pulse before leaving the scene in the ambulance.  Firefighter Lee rode to the hospital with the patient and assisted the ambulance crew with care until the patient was handed off in the emergency room.  The quick actions of this crew saved the young man’s life and he is still recovering today. 

The Pearl Chamber of Commerce presented all three Firefighters with a framed certificate, a Cracker Barrel gift basket along with a $25 gift card. Wal-Mart donated 3 $25 gift cards; Melissa Wade – Weichert Realtors donated 3 - $10 gift cards to the Tropical Smoothie Café, McAlister’s Deli donated 3 dinner for 2 certificates and Scott’s Miracle Gro donated a drink cooler for each of the firefighters.

We are proud to announce that the Pearl Fire Department Firefighter of the Month is Captain Trey Moore. Trey has been a firefighter for 12 years and has been at the Pearl Fire Department since 2004. He has over 1500 documented training hours at the Mississippi State Fire Academy and has completed classes that include rope rescue, confined space, hazardous materials, trench rescue, certified advanced rescue specialist, firefighter intervention rescue, survival techniques and smoke diver just to name a few. All of the classes are a part of a very rigorous program that was set up by the late Battalion Chief Dwayne Harris that is now called Dwayne’s Big 10. Also included is an individual run in the firefighter combat challenge. Captain Moore is one of 5 Pearl Firefighters that have completed all 10 accomplishments. Trey is known at the Pearl Fire Department for being a positive influence and a motivational force. He goes out of his way to help his colleagues achieve their goals as well as setting an example himself by always striving to reach his own personal goals. This past October Captain Moore completed his first Ironman which includes a 2.4 mile swim, a 114 mile bike ride and a 26.2 mile run. Trey is a huge asset for the Pearl Fire Department, and with his motivation and encouragement that he gives new firefighters, we will produce even more skilled and dedicated leaders for the future.

The Pearl Chamber of Commerce presented Captain Moore with a framed certificate, as $100 Bass Pro Gift Card, and a Cracker Barrel Gift Basket complete with a meal for two. Signmark donated a soft side cooler, Buckley Security donated a $25 Walgreens gift card, Justin Null with Alfa Insurance donated a $50 Outlets of Mississippi gift card, Med-Screens donated a $25 Subway gift card, McAlister’s Deli donated a certificate for dinner for two and Fowler Chiropractic donated a certificate for 8 Deep Tissue Laser Treatments valued at $320.

We are proud to announce that the City of Pearl Firefighter of the Month in February is Firefighter Brian Mott. Brian was a firefighter with the City of Jackson for four years after having a successful career with the Marine Corp. He began work as a firefighter with Pearl Fire Department on April 8, 2013. Brian has over 1500 documented training hours with the State Fire Academy and Homeland Security. He has been a positive influence on young firefighters and has helped train and mentor them.  Brian also spends a lot of extra time training and responding as part of the Special Response Team for Homeland Security.

The Pearl Chamber of Commerce presented Firefighter Mott with a framed certificate, a $100 Bass Pro Gift Card, a Cracker Barrel Basket along with a gift card for two complete meals, a $50 Outlets of Mississippi Gift Card donated by Justin Null at Alfa Insurance Agency; a $25 gift card to Kroger donated by MedScreens; a $20 gift certificate donated by Jose’s Mexican Restaurant,  a $25 Walgreen’s gift card donated by Buckley Security and a gym bag that was donated by Signmark.