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Ryan Osler (Photo released by Ventura County Fire Department)

Ryan Osler (Photo released by Ventura County Fire Department)

A Valencia man has been identified as the firefighter killed in a crash while he was on the way to help fight the Canyon Fire.

At approximately 6:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 21, 2016, Fire Engineer Ryan Osler died in a line of duty in a vehicle accident on the Canyon Fire in Santa Barbara County, Calif.

A second firefighter was involved in the accident and transported to a local hospital with minor injuries. The crew was providing support as part of the fire fighting force operating on the Canyon Fire.

The accident is under investigation by California Highway Patrol. No details are available at this time.

Families have been notified and department liaisons are assisting all family, friends, firefighters and co-workers affected by this tragedy. Osler is survived by his wife and two children.

Osler was 38 years old and had been with the Ventura County Fire Department for the last 18 years. He began his career in 1998 as a member of the Ventura County Fire Handcrew and was hired as a Trainee Firefighter in 2006. After six years of service, he promoted to the rank of Fire Engineer at Fire Station 42 in Moorpark.

“Our collective hearts are broken at the loss of our friend and brother Ryan. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family,” said Fire Chief Mark Lorenzen. “We are deeply moved by the outpouring of public support for Ryan and on behalf of all the men and women of the Ventura County Fire Department, we thank you for your continued prayers.”

All flags are ordered to half-staff immediately and mourning bands will be worn until further notice. Funeral arrangements are pending and information will be made available as soon as details are finalized.

Today, Assemblyman Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, released the following statement regarding the death of Ventura County Firefighter Ryan Osler:

“I am saddened at the loss of one of our local firefighters. My prayers are with Ryan, his wife and their two children. Our state’s brave men and women risk their lives each and every day to keep us safe from fires, yet it is always awful to hear of incidents in the field. I send my deepest condolences to Ryan’s family and friends.”

For further information or media inquiries, contact the Ventura County Fire Department Office of Public Information at (805) 389-9769.

 

Sacramento, California – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued the following statement regarding the death of Ventura County Fire Department Fire Engineer Ryan Osler:

“Anne and I were deeply saddened to learn of the death of Fire Engineer Ryan Osler, a man who dedicated his life to protecting his fellow Californians. This tragedy reminds us of the dangers firefighters face every day. We extend our deepest sympathies to his family, friends and many colleagues who are mourning this loss.”

Osler, 38, of Santa Clarita, died today in a vehicle accident near Lompoc in Santa Barbara County while responding to the Canyon Fire.

Osler was an 18-year veteran of the Ventura County Fire Department. He is survived by his wife and two children.

In honor of Osler, Capitol flags will be flown at half-staff.

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  1. RIP fireman!!! Thank you for all your service!

  2. RIP,prayers for the family

  3. I’m so sorry to hear this. He is gone too soon! My deepest and heartfelt sympathies to his family, firefighter family and friends. May he rest in peace.

  4. RIP. Thank you for your service

  5. RIP and condolences to family, friends and loved ones.

  6. Me deepest sympathy to his family 😢

  7. Prayers for family and friends, Rest Peacefully😢

  8. Aimee Day Aimee Day says:

    Prayers for his family and to his fire family during this difficult time

  9. My Condolences to his family and friends. So sorry for your loss..

  10. So sorry for his families loss. Thank you for your service.

  11. Prayers for the family.

  12. April Brewer April Brewer says:

    This is heart breaking. My condolences to the family.

  13. This is heartbreaking. May he Rest In Peace.

  14. So so very sorry about this. Hurts my heart. 🙏🏻

  15. Kim Hinsley Kim Hinsley says:

    Prayers for the family..

  16. Elena Tags Elena Tags says:

    ❤️🙏🏼❤️🙏🏼❤️🙏🏼😪

  17. Susan Rudin Susan Rudin says:

    Terrible tragedy and so very sad to hear this. Someone trying to help and this happens … there just aren’t any words. Deepest sympathy to his family and friends.

  18. My condolences. Prayers for his family and friends.

  19. Ryan Atkins Ryan Atkins says:

    RIP brother. 🙏for your family and fellow firefighters during this terrible tragedy.

  20. RIP ryan! Such a tragedy.. prayer go out to your wife and kids

  21. Susan Gaynor Susan Gaynor says:

    Rest in peace. A true Hero!

  22. Nicky Handy Nicky Handy says:

    Deepest condolences 💔🙏🏻

  23. Steven Aune Steven Aune says:

    Fair winds my friend.

  24. My condolences to the family and may he rest in peace.

  25. Very sad, peace and light to the family. Thank you for your service 🚒🇺🇸😔

  26. Irma Blanco Irma Blanco says:

    Sending My deepest condolences and prayers to the family.🙏🏼

  27. Sue Jacobs Sue Jacobs says:

    So sad, my prayers are with u🙏🏻

  28. They are such a wonderful family!! My heart goes out to the family so sad🙏🏻

  29. Joyce Zenz Joyce Zenz says:

    Our deepest sympathy to his family and all his firemen brothers. RIP 🙏🙏

  30. This makes me so sad…another hero gone too soon…

  31. Heart sick. Comfort prayers to his family, colleagues and friends.

  32. Thank You for your service>>>RIP

  33. My most sincere condolences. 🙏🙏🙏

  34. Thank you for your service..Rest in peace..Prayers and Hugs

  35. Gale Copp did you see this? So sad!

  36. Dobie Gillis Dobie Gillis says:

    This SO sucks. RIP to a real hero.

  37. Brian Howard Brian Howard says:

    RIP Hero, My Condolences to the family..

  38. Cheryl Bachman says:

    RIP…. prayers to all!

  39. Prayers to his family and friends 💜💜💜💜

  40. Very sad. Prayers for the family.

  41. Kelly Berry Kelly Berry says:

    RIP Ryan. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  42. Prayers are with his family during these horrific times🙏🏼 may you rest in peace 💙

  43. Prayers being said for the family. So tragic

  44. God Bless .
    All of our Prayers.

  45. RIP Ryan
    Blessings, prayers to the family and friends. 😔🙏🏻

  46. Sad to hear this!
    RIP 😢

  47. Kathy Hanner Kathy Hanner says:

    Prayers going out to all his family and his fire family

  48. Sad News..thank you for your service….

  49. Prayers for the family. May he rest in peace.

  50. Sincerest condolences to his family and friends 😔🙏

  51. My heartfelt condolences to his family, friends and co-workers. 🙏🏻🙏🏻

  52. So sorry to hear this. My deepest condolences to his whole family and friends. RIP.

  53. God bless him and his family. Thank you for your service!

  54. Nicole Hale Nicole Hale says:

    This is beyond heartbreaking. May his family find comfort during this difficult time. God Bless.

  55. Sherry Puga Sherry Puga says:

    So sad! Love and prayers❤️

  56. Lori Souza Lori Souza says:

    Prayers to his family.

  57. Earl Alfred Earl Alfred says:

    Bless the family with comfort and Peace

  58. My heart breaks for this tragic loss , my heartfelt prayers to his family😢🙏

  59. 💔 Heartbreaking for such a wonderful family.

  60. Prayers to his family 💔

  61. Very sad- giving his life to help others in need- 😔🙏

  62. We are making donations for the family

  63. Heartbreaking…prayers for his family.

  64. So sad…condolences to his family.

  65. So sad, prayers for his family and friends…

  66. Ruth Oro Ruth Oro says:

    My condolences to the family 🙏🙏🙏

  67. May he Rest In Peace. God bless him and his family!

  68. Starr Sachs Starr Sachs says:

    This is beyond sad ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  69. Carole Hoff Carole Hoff says:

    Terrible tragedy, prayers for family.🙏🙏🙏

  70. Ana DelaPena Ana DelaPena says:

    So sorry, to heard about this tragedy.RIP our prayers for the family

  71. sending my condolences to his family. :-( xxx

  72. Joe Diaz Joe Diaz says:

    Rest in peace brother

  73. R.I.P , YOU WILL BE DEARLY MISSED !!!!

  74. I’m so sorry to read this .may he rip and my condolences to the family.

  75. Mita Cruz Mita Cruz says:

    So sad…GOD bless his soul. And Comfort his family

  76. Sharon Fisch Sharon Fisch says:

    Rest in Peace. This is a sad day. May God bless his family and that they find strength.

  77. Teri Wilson Teri Wilson says:

    Horrible tragedy. Condolences to his family and all those loved him. 😢🙏

  78. Prayer and sympathy to his family and crew. Horrible

  79. So sad.Prayers for his family

  80. So sorry to read this . My thoughts n prayers go to thus hero n family n friends . ❤️

  81. He is the father of one of my daughter’s friend…too young,so very sad!

  82. I’m speechless. My condolences to the family and friends. Rest in peace.

  83. Kaye Hintz Kaye Hintz says:

    Sad news. Sympathy to family, friends and fellow firefighters.

  84. May God comfort his family in this sad time.🙏

  85. So sorry for his family & fellow firefighters.
    May he rest in peace.

  86. So Sad to hear this news

  87. Sally Montes Sally Montes says:

    🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

  88. Lorena Yribe Lorena Yribe says:

    Brianna Storme Taylor

  89. Kathy Keen Kathy Keen says:

    Prayers going out for this man’s family and friends. Rest in peace.

  90. Must be why I saw this- so sad, very sorry

  91. so cal guy says:

    Rest In Peace Fire Fighter Osler – Prayers to your family and friends and those who are honored to have had the opportunity to work along side you. #lastalarm #LODD

  92. Sad. He was such a nice guy.

  93. Very very sad!! Heart wrenching!! RIP & thank you for your services!!🙏🏼👍🏼💞
    Prayers to his family, friends & his Fire fighter family… God Bless you all!!💞🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼💞😪😢☹️️

  94. My condolences to the family and loved ones of this hero.

  95. Please respect the red zone people

  96. May you rest in peace with your Father, your Grandpa Bob, your Uncle Scott, Uncle Frank. I hope there is a huge Osler family reunion going on up there! Prayers to your family and may they find peace and comfort in knowing where you rest!

  97. Heartbreaking. Thoughts & prayers to all.

  98. Telma Avila Telma Avila says:

    Such a tragedy, prayers for his family.

  99. Julie Rangel Julie Rangel says:

    RIP Ryan 💙 heartbroken.

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