Jack Lambert, June 3, 2021

Jack Lambert

It is with great sadness that the WSCFF and Local 469 Yakima announce the passing of retired firefighter Jack Lambert on the morning of June 3, 2021.

Jack was a 5-year veteran of the Yakima Fire Department before he was severely injured in the 1975 fire in Yakima’s Capitol Theatre. Jack was hit by falling debris when the roof collapsed, and the resulting injuries left him paralyzed from the waist down. Jack loved his time on the job, and his loved ones said it made him who he was post retirement.

Jack could always be found with fellow retirees at Waffles Cafe for the monthly retiree’s breakfast, sharing stories, and teaching “the new guys” a thing or two. Service details will be provided once available.