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Jonathan C. Boster


On April 8th, firefighters Boster and Fowler were responding to a reported mobile home fire when they rounded a corner too quickly and the tanker they were in rolled onto its side. Firefigher Boster was killed and Fowler was treated for broken ribs and other minor injuries. It was not reported whether or not the firefighters were wearing seatbelts.
photo of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial
Jonathan C. Boster was honored on the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Emmitsburg, Maryland and was included in the USFA’s annual report Firefighter Fatalities in the United States.

Department information

Grant County Fire District 5
11058 Nelson Road
Moses Lake, Washington 98837

Chief: Roger Hansen

Age: 19
Rank: Firefighter
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: April 8, 1996
Date of death: April 8, 1996
Cause of death: Struck By
Nature of death: Trauma
Activity type: Driving/Operating Vehicle/Apparatus
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: Responding
Fixed property use: N/A

Last updated: June 13, 2012