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The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) has received notice of the following firefighter fatality: CA

It is in great sadness, that we as a Brotherhood, post the 63rd Line Of Duty Death for 2016 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter & Fire Engineer Ryan Osler has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family, friends and our Brothers & Sisters with the Ventura County Fire Department.

Ryan Osler

Rank: Fire Engineer
Age: 38
Gender: Male
Status: Career
Years of Service: 18

Date of Incident: 09/21/2016
Time of Incident: 0620hrs
Date of Death: 09/21/2016

Fire Department: Ventura County Fire Department
Address: 165 Durley Avenue, Camarillo, CA 93010-8586
Fire Department Chief: Mark Lorenzen

Incident Description: Ventura County Fire Engineer Ryan Osler 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.

Incident Location: Highway 246 at Purisima Road in Lompoc, CA

Tribute is being paid to Fire Engineer Ryan Osler at

To date, 63 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2016. Year-to-date and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at

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