Submitted by a member of her department
Jaime Leah Foster was born in Inglewood‚ California on September 8‚ 1978. She was one of three children‚ having both an older sister (Lisa) and younger sister (Jessica). She attended Wilsona Elementary School in Los Angeles and then Little Rock High School in the Antelope Valley.
Jaime was the type of person who always demanded more of herself than anybody else. She was a chronic over-achiever with a proven success record. Jaime was the type of person who would do anything for anybody at a moment’s notice. She was genuine and unconditional. Jaime loved being playful and being a prankster just to keep things light. Her unique‚ infectious laugh just made you want to laugh‚ recalled one of her close friends. Everybody always remembered her by that big‚ bright‚ white smile you could never forget. She loved to give big hugs.
After high school‚ Jaime attended College of the Canyons and earned her Associate Degree in Social Science. She also attended Career College to obtain her nursing license‚ and then Kern County EMS to obtain her paramedic license – education put to use in the Antelope Valley Hospital Emergency Room. These accomplishments were achieved while participating in collegiate sports as Team Captain for the College of the Canyons Volleyball Team where she earned a scholarship to attend California State University Dominguez Hills. In February 2004‚ she entered the Los Angeles Fire Department’s Training Academy and graduated on May 28‚ 2004.
Jaime will be remembered by her Fire Department family for her eagerness‚ endurance and mental focus in achieving her goals; and by ALL her friends for her unconditional warmth‚ love‚ hugs‚ smile‚ and laughter.