Interim Chief Karl Kuetzing

Karl has been a resident of Friday Harbor for 17 years, and became an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), in 2012. He is a nationally registered EMT, Washington State EMS evaluator, wilderness EMT, SOLO wilderness medicine instructor and a First Aid/CPR/AED instructor through the American Heart Association.

A transplant from the Midwest, Karl has been a Washingtonian for the last 30 years and has lived on both the west and east sides of the state. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in environmental studies from Cornell College. He is also a licensed professional land surveyor and certified marine naturalist.

“I am thankful to be part of such an amazing community, and appreciate the opportunity to work alongside such outstanding individuals,” says Karl. “I look forward to being involved in the process of moving our Emergency Medical Services forward into the future.”