Meet Lieutenant Lonnie Reynolds of Port Ludlow Fire and Rescue. He has been a Firefighter/Emergency Medical Technician for twenty-six years. Born in Stuttgart, Germany, where his father was in the Army, he grew up in Burlington, Iowa, before moving to our area. He was encouraged to be a firefighter by his Boy Scout leader and began as a volunteer.
Lonnie has three adult sons who are all Eagle Scouts. Each of his sons either played college football or were named to the Washington All-State Team. Away from work, Lonnie is involved in scouting, supports Camp Parsons, and volunteers for the Quilcene Rangers football team as a sideline medical person.
The best part of his job is working with other firefighters, who he says are great men. The hardest part of the job are the calls to severe trauma cases, usually auto accidents. He has special memories of people who have come to the fire station to give their personal thanks for the assistance given at some of those serious accidents.
This article was previously published in the January 2021 edition of the Port Ludlow Voice.