At the Annual Tacoma-Pierce County Chaplaincy Luncheon on Friday, April 15, West Pierce Peer Support Advocate/Chaplain Rich Carbone was recognized for his 40 years of service.
Carbone began his chaplain role with Tacoma Police Department. Over the years, he looked for an opportunity to serve the University Place community where he and his family lived. He began serving as the volunteer chaplain for the University Place Fire Department in the 1980s and continues to be a valuable source of comfort to families in the community, as well as the employees of West Pierce Fire & Rescue.
West Pierce Fire & Rescue currently has three Peer Support Advocate/Chaplains who assist not only those in need during an incident, but the employees as well. Whether it be debriefing a difficult 911 call or working through a stressful issue, the Peer Support Advocate/Chaplains are an essential component to the fire service. West Pierce would like to thank them for their continued support and dedication to helping their community, as well as thank and congratulate Rich Carbone on his years of service!