Photo credit: Los Angeles Fire Department
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program has released their report on the LODD of Jaime Foster of the Los Angeles Fire Department in August 2004. Their summary and short list of recommendations follow. The full report and be read at Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation Reports.
On August 14, 2004, a 25-year-old female career fire fighter (the victim) died when she apparently fell from the tailboard and was backed over by an engine.
The victim and her crew had been released from the scene of a residential fire. The victim and her crew had been released from the scene of a residential fire. The road was blocked by other apparatus, so the victim