We are proud to announce that the City of Pearl Firefighter of the Month in February is Firefighter Arlie Russum. Arlie began his career at the Pearl Fire Department on April 1, 2008. He works as a firefighter and a relief driver on A Shift. Arlie has logged over 1000 training hours at the State Fire Academy and is also a Nationally Registered EMT. He has spent countless hours of his time to train new firefighters and drivers and most recently he developed a new digital scheduling system for his shift to aid his Battalion Chief with staffing on a daily basis. Arlie participated in the Lieutenant’s promotional exam in October 2015 and is set to promote to Lieutenant this summer in preparation for the opening of Station 5 on Greenfield Road. Arlie is married to Katie and they have 2 children, Brayden and Aubree.
The Pearl Chamber of Commerce presented Arlie with a framed certificate, a $100 Bass Pro Shops Gift Card and a Cracker Barrel Gift Basket complete with a meal for two. Derek Havard with McIntosh & Associates donated a $50 gift card to Longhorn Steakhouse; The Pearl Credit Union donated a $25 Visa Gift Card; Jose’s Mexican Restaurant donated a $25 gift card; Moss Creek Fish House donated a $25 gift card; McAlister’s Deli donated a meal for two; Buckley Security donated a $25 Kroger Gift Card; MedScreens donated a $25 gift card to Subway; Signmark donated a gym bag and Fowler Chiropractic donated a certificate for 8 deep tissue laser treatments valued at $320.00.