Yaroslav Katkov, Firefighter

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On Sunday, July 28, 2019, Firefighter Katkov was on a training hike with his crew in San Diego County.  During the hike, he suffered a medical emergency and was immediately flown to Temecula Valley Hospital in Riverside County where he passed away on Monday, July 29, 2019.

Department information

CAL FIRE, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
1416 9TH Street
Sacramento, California 95814

Chief: Thom Porter

Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.

Age: 29
Rank: Firefighter
Classification: Wildland Part-Time
Incident date: July 28, 2019
Date of death: July 29, 2019
Cause of death: Unknown
Nature of death: Unknown
Activity type: Other
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: Training
Fixed property use: Street/Road