Pearl Chamber of Commerce recently announced that Lt. Sam Granberry has been selected as the January Firefighter of the Month. Granberry started work at the Pearl Fire Department in October 2014 after previously working at the Canton Fire Department. He was recently promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. During Granberry’s time with the department he attended multiple classes through the Mississippi State Fire Academy to further his knowledge in fire service. His dedication and effort is respected throughout the Fire Department. Granberry’s positive attitude is contagious to other coworkers and he is a vital link in helping the shift run efficiently. Sam takes a special interest in teaching younger firefighters how to become a valuable team member through training and experience. Sam is a 2003 graduate of Benton Academy and is married to Amanda Granberry.