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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

USFA LODD: California Firefighter On-Duty Death Notification 09.21.2016

Ventura County Fire Engineer Ryan Osler, 38, died from injuries sustained in a fire apparatus crash while it was negotiating a traffic circle enroute to the Canyon Fire on Vandenburg Air Force Base. According to media reports, the water tender truck was loaded with 2,000 gallons of water and struck a curb in the roundabout then overturned. Two Firefighters were in the vehicle when it crashed. The passenger (Engineer Osler) was killed, while the driver suffered minor injuries. The fatal incident remains under investigation by authorities.
Our condolences to the Osler Family & Friends, Ventura County Fire Department, and to all affected by Fire Engineer Ryan Osler’s passing.       
To date, 63 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2016. Year-to-date monthly and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) Fatality Notices page. 

(The usual disclaimers: I am not a journalist; This is a blog that expresses an outlook and is not conclusive in any shape or manner.) 

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