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Memorial Service Announced For Ventura County Firefighter Who Died Fighting Central Coast Fire

Ventura County Fire Department trucks marked to remember fallen firefighter Ryan Osler

Plans have been announced for a memorial service for a Ventura County firefighter who died in a traffic accident while fighting a brush fire.

The service for Ryan Osler will take place Monday at Calvary Community Church in Westlake Village. Osler died September 21st, when a water tanker truck being used to help fight the Canyon Fire on Vandenberg Air Force Base overturned near Lompoc.

The 38 year old firefighter leaves behind a wife and two children. He had been with the department for 18 years, and was a fire department engineer based in Moorpark.

A huge turnout of public safety workers is expected for the Monday service, which is closed to the public at the family’s request.

The Ventura County Professional Firefighters Association has set up a fund to help the Osler family. You can make donations through the Association’s website:

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral. 
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