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    LODD California Firefighter Killed After Responding To Fire

    Updated: 08-16-2004 11:27:39 AM

    California Firefighter Killed After Responding To Fire



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    In Memory of Firefighter Jaime Foster LAFD

    Pray for sister Jaime & Family
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    Funeral Information for Firefighter Jaime Foster LAFD

    Los Angeles Fire Department

    Firefighter Jaime Foster
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    The men and women of the Los Angeles Fire Department warmly welcome your attendance at two public events that will commemorate the life of Los Angeles Firefighter Jaime L. Foster, who died in the line of duty on August 14, 2004.

    Candlelight Vigil:
    Thursday, August 19, 2004
    7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    Fire Station 73
    7419 Reseda Boulevard
    Reseda, CA 91335
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    Funeral Service:
    Friday, August 20, 2004
    10:00 AM
    Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels
    555 West Temple Street
    Los Angeles, CA 90012
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    All are welcome to attend these public tributes to our fallen Sister. More detailed information regarding memorial arrangements is forthcoming. Please do not call the Fire Station or Cathedral, as their staff has no information to provide at this time.




    We wish to thank the many who have offered kind words and sentiments at this time of overwhelming sorrow. Your expressions of support and sympathy through cards and correspondence may be sent to:

    The Foster Family
    C/O Los Angeles Firemen's Relief Association
    2900 West Temple Street
    Los Angeles, CA 90026 USA
    Those unable to send a personal message may offer an on-line tribute.

    The Foster family has politely requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Jaime's honor to the LAFD Historical Society - Fallen Firefighter Memorial:

    LAFD Historical Society
    Fallen Firefighter Memorial
    1355 North Cahuenga Boulevard
    Hollywood, CA 90028 USA
    http://www.lafd.org/museum.htm
    Further information regarding Funeral and Memorial Services will be sent to members of the LAFD Public Information E-News Service and posted on this website as soon as it becomes available. A special hotline with recorded information has also been established at: (213) 485-3739.
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    Hero's Farewell for Fallen Los Angeles Rookie

    Updated: 08-21-2004 03:02:01 PM

    Hero's Farewell for Fallen Los Angeles Rookie

    RICK McCLURE, Captain/Paramedic
    Los Angeles Fire Department


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    LOS ANGELES -- On Saturday, August 14, 2004, Jaime L. Foster, a 25 year old rookie Los Angeles Firefighter, became the first female firefighter to die in the line of duty in the department's 118 year history.

    Foster was part of the crew of Light Force 73, stationed in Reseda, California. They had just been released from a small residential fire and were backing the apparatus out of the neighborhood. Jaime was riding on the tailboard of Engine 273, not the hook-and-ladder as stated in numerous other articles.

    Firefighter Foster, believed to have fallen off the tailboard was crushed by the apparatus.

    Firefighters and Paramedics immediately began working on Firefighter Foster and transported her to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead a short time later.

    Hundreds of firefighters from as far away as New York as well as numerous law enforcement agencies gathered Friday at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angeles in downtown Los Angeles to mourn the loss of Firefighter Foster.

    Fire Chief William Bamattre told more than 3,000 mourners during a two-hour service, "Though she was with us only a short time, she will leave a lasting legacy." "She is a hero in death, and she was a hero in life. She was the epitome of our motto: Service without self."

    Firefighter Foster's badge, #1021, was retired from service and presented to Foster's mother, Gloria, by Fire Chief Bamattre.

    Photo below by Rick McClure LAFD

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    Report Into Apparatus-Related Death of Los Angeles Firefighter Finds No Fault

    Updated: 11-14-2004 03:47:19 PM

    Report Into Apparatus-Related Death of Los Angeles Firefighter Finds No Fault

    Los Angeles Fire Department


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    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The rookie Los Angeles firefighter who was crushed by her own fire engine was not killed because of human error or mechanical problems. That's the finding of a preliminary report into the death of 25-year-old Jaime Foster.

    The Fire Department report says Foster either fell or jumped off the truck and was pinned under the wheel on August 14th.

    Investigators say the incident was most likely an unavoidable accident.

    Foster, who had been with the department for three months, had helped douse a house fire in the San Fernando Valley. Her truck was leaving the neighborhood when it backed over her.

    http://cms.firehouse.com/content/art...Id=39&id=36626

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