YAROSLAV KATKOV

YAROSLAV KATKOV

CAL FIRE firefighter Yaroslav Katkov, 29, died July 29th when he experienced a medical emergency while doing a training hike with his crew in San Diego County.

from Cal Fire / San Diego County Fire Station 16 in De Luz when he had a medical emergency, Cal Fire Director Thom Porter said.

Firefighter Katkov was flown to Temecula Valley Hospital in Riverside, where he passed away that morning. He was working at station 16 with his CAL FIRE/San Diego County crew members.

Katkov joined Cal Fire as a seasonal firefighter in August 2018. He lived in Escondido and is survived by his parents and brother.