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.