Ralph S. Osler

Fire Engineer

September 16, 2002

Cardiac Arrest

Ralph Osler lived a life pursuing his passions- public service, family, and flying. In 1977, Ralph’s zeal for public service shifted when he joined the Ventura County Fire Department.

A second-generation fireman, Ralph rose through the ranks to an Engineer. Developing many lifelong friends with his warm nature and humor, those who worked closest with him affectionately remember him as Housler.

To his family, he is remembered as a devoted husband and a loving father of three. Ralph brought joy and happiness to those in his life. Unfortunately, his time was cut short as he suffered from one of the leading causes of fire fighter fatalities – heart disease.