Paramedic Tracie Red Elk is retiring

  • Tue Sep 24th, 2019 1:30am
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Submitted by Lopez Fire and EMS

After 19 years of dedicated service on Lopez Island, Battalion Chief/Paramedic Tracie Red Elk is hanging up her stethoscope, stowing her fire helmet and sailing off into a well deserved retirement.

Tracie began her Lopez Fire and EMS career in 2000 as a volunteer firefighter and EMT. She went on to become a paramedic in 2010 and brought those critical life saving skills to Lopez. “Tracie’s dedication to the Lopez community not only as a Paramedic, but as a youth mentor, and Fire/EMS instructor will be greatly missed. She is a great role model and an incredible friend and human being.” said Lopez Fire and EMS Chief J Havner. Tracie’s future plans include traveling and spending more time with her family, in particular her new grandchild.

All are invited to celebrate her incredible career at a community potluck from 5-7 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 13. The potluck will take place at the Lopez Community Center for the Arts, at 204 Village Road.

Beverages will be provided. Paper plates and silverware will be available, but in the interest of the environment, please consider bringing your own dishes and silverware.

Questions may be directed to the Lopez Island Fire and EMS office at 360-468-2991, or email