With deep regret, IAFF Local 29 Spokane and the Washington State Council of Fire Fighters report the death of retired member Ed Foster. Ed retired on June 25, 2020 and died on July 26, 2020, due to complications from a cardiac event. Ed joined the Spokane Fire Department in March of 1993. As he left the station after finishing his final shift at Station 17, Ed shared a simple and very mindful message with his fire family, “Time flies. Please remember to be kind and do the right thing.”

“During the time that Firefighter Foster served our community he touched many lives,” Spokane Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer said. “His values and memory will live on through his brothers and sisters of Spokane Fire Department.”

Memorial information will be provided as it becomes available. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and our brothers and sisters in Local 29.