View Full Version : LODD- Jaime Foster, Los Angeles City Fire Department

07-29-2009, 22:48

On Saturday, August 14, 2004 at 1252 hours Engine 83, Engine 100, Light Force 93, Light Force 73 and Battalion 10 were dispatched to a structure fire at 5710 North Jamieson Avenue in Encino. Upon arrival companies found fire in the northeast bedroom of a small (1,382 sqft) three-bedroom, one-story, single family residence. The fire in the 52 year old structure, believe caused by an electrical short in a terrarium heater system, was quickly extinguished. Firefighter Foster, working an overtime shift, worked with her crew and assisted with firefighting. After the knock-down of the fire Foster assisted with overhaul operations including interior truck work. As the companies were leaving the incident, Firefighter Foster jumped on to the tailboard of Engine 273 to assist in backing the apparatus out of the cul-de-sac. The Engineer reported hearing three-bells (from Foster) signaling clear to back. Captain Gregory Reynar, also working overtime, was walking in the street, approximately twenty feet behind the engine and facing away, to clear traffic. As the engine backed, Foster fell from the tailboard. An eight-year-old boy, the only witness, stated that she fell to the street and lay motionless. Engine 273 slowly backed over her upper body and did not stop until her lifeless body appeared in front of the apparatus. Firefighter Foster was declared deceased at Tarzana Hospital.


weena dog
09-25-2009, 02:19
I knew her when she worked as an RN at Antelope Valley Hospital in Lancaster, CA. Very tragic and so very young.

09-27-2009, 00:05
I had only met her 1 week before this. She seemed truely EXCITED to be a firefighter! A great loss