South County Fire celebrated its first anniversary as a regional fire authority last week with a recognition ceremony honoring employees, volunteers and citizens. Volunteers of the Year: Larry and Carol Foote. The Footes have been volunteering for more than seven years and have logged nearly 1,000 hours of service as they drive interdepartmental mail and supplies between South County Fire’s 14 fire stations and headquarters.
Community Service Award: Senior Firefighter Melissa Beard. Beard has dedicated countless hours to support the Washington State Council of Firefighters Burn Foundation, visiting children at the Harborview Burn Center and volunteering at the foundation’s summer camp.