West Pierce Fire & Rescue Personnel Deployed to Oso Return Home

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West Pierce Fire & Rescue had several personnel deployed to the Oso incident. Emergency Management Coordinator, Christine Badger and Training Captain Gary McVay were deployed as part of the Incident Management Team.  Both were deployed for over a week and assisted with the coordination efforts at the command post.

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2014 Governor’s Volunteer Service Award

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A University Place citizen has been awarded the 2014 Governor’s Volunteer Service Award for Outstanding Volunteer of National Service Programs in Washington State.  This award recognizes the outstanding efforts made by volunteers in addressing the needs of their communities.

Rachel DeForrest was nominated by West Pierce Fire & Rescue for her enthusiasm and dedication to the Community Emergency Response Team or (CERT) Program.  She is the CERT team leader for the University Place North Team.  Her team is very organized, she attends all meetings and reaches out to her community to inform them about CERT.

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