We are proud to announce that the City of Pearl Firefighter of the Month in October is Firefighter Robert Marzoni. Robert began work with Pearl Fire Department in April 2015. He graduated from Belhaven University in May 2013 with a B.S. degree in Biology. He was also a pitcher on the Belhaven Blazers baseball team. Robert has completed his initial in house training and is scheduled to go to the Fire Academy in February. On October 3, 2015 while he and his wife Chelsea were on their honeymoon in St. Lucia, they were taking an excursion on a small boat when another man on the boat fell overboard. The man, who appeared intoxicated, was unable to swim and appeared to be in distress. Robert jumped in and was able to take the man to shore. The unknown man survived without any injuries and Robert and his wife were able to enjoy the rest of their honeymoon. Robert has a great future ahead of him as a firefighter and we look will continue to support him as he furthers his career. Robert works at Fire Station 4 on Hwy 80 on B Shift under Battalion Chief Ricky Purvis.
The Pearl Chamber of Commerce presented him with a framed certificate, a $100 Bass Pro Shops Gift Card and a Cracker Barrel Gift Basket along with a dinner for two. Buckley Security donated a $25 Subway gift card, MedScreens donated a $25 Kroger gift card, Moss Creek Fish House donated a $25 gift card, AcuTax donated a $25 Bass Pro Shops Gift Card, The Pearl Municipal Credit Union donated a $25 Visa Card and Jose’s Mexican Restaurant donated a $20 gift certificate. Scotts Miracle Gro donated a camping chair; Signmark donated an insulated bag and Fowler Chiropractic donated a certificate for 8 deep tissue laser treatments valued at $320.00