Wash. FF dies 1 month after retiring

The Spokane Fire Department says retired Firefighter Ed Foster's death is a line-of-duty death

By Laura French

SPOKANE, Wash. — A Washington firefighter died due to a cardiac event just one month after he retired, officials say. 

Spokane Firefighter Ed Foster completed his last shift on June 25 and died due to complications from a cardiac incident on July 26, the department announced Tuesday

Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer said in a statement that Foster's death is considered a line-of-duty death. 

Foster had served with the Spokane Fire Department since 1993 and had most recently been assigned to SFD Fire Station 17. 

"As he left the station after his final shift, Firefighter Foster shared a simple and very mindful message with his fire family: 'Time flies. Please remember to be kind and do the right thing,'" Schaeffer wrote.


Spokane Fire Department (SFD) is saddened to announce the death of recently retired Firefighter Ed Foster on July 26,...

Posted by City of Spokane Fire Department on Monday, July 27, 2020


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