On Friday, December 14, 2018, Captain Ostergard collapsed at the scene of a working structure fire in Yelm, Washington. He was immediately transported to the Providence Saint Peters Hospital in Olympia, WA, where he was passed away on Sunday, December 16, 2018. The nature and cause of fatal injury have not yet been reported.
About David Howser
Chief Howser was born and raised in the Lyndon area. He joined LFR as a volunteer fire fighter in 1980 while a student at the old Westport High School. During his tenure here he has served as Company Officer, Training Officer, Safety Officer, Battalion Chief, Assistant Chief and Fire Chief. In 1984 he was hired as one of Lyndon's first career firefighters. As noted, since that time he has worked his way up through the ranks where he served as Fire Chief until July 2018 when Lyndon Fire merged into the St. Matthews FD. He currently serves as Assistant Fire Chief of the new merged St. Matthews F.D..
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