March 30, 2018 – A few minutes ago, Tahoe National Forest Service dispatchers read this sendoff over the radio as Liz Kurpies officially retires.
The Tahoe National Forest would like to recognize Elizabeth “Liz” Kurpies for her federal service.
Liz began her federal service with the US Army where she served from 1980 to 1983.
Her Forest Service career began in 1990 on the Lassen National Forest where she worked on E-173.
Liz came to the Tahoe National Forest in 1998, where she was assigned to E-32 on the Downieville Ranger District. She worked as an Assistant Fire Engine Operator before promoting to Fire Engine Operator in January of 2002. In June of that same year, Liz transferred to the Nevada City District as Patrol 51 and later became Patrol 33 after a district consolidation in 2004.
Liz enjoys every aspect of fire prevention. She especially loves the Smokey program where works with children, meeting new people while she is out on patrol and her fire assignments in Arizona.
She looks forward to traveling and “sleeping in” after her retirement.
Liz, you will truly be missed.
We all wish you a happy retirement and the best of luck in all you future adventures.
Congratulations on your retirement and thank you for your service.
Editor’s note: Happy retirement Liz, you so deserve it. Thanks for your service!