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USA Firefighter Fatality Notification
The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) has received notice of the following firefighter fatality:
Name: Cory Iverson
Status: Wildland Full-Time
Years of Service: 8
Date of Incident: 12/14/2017
Time of Incident: Pending
Date of Death: 12/14/2017
Fire Department: CAL FIRE
Address: 1416 9th Street POB 944246, Sacramento, CA 94244
Incident Description: Engineer Cory Iverson died while fighting the Thomas Fire near Fillmore, California. The nature and cause of Iverson’s death has not been released pending a Cal Fire serious accident review. Engineer Iverson was part of a multi-engine strike team dispatched from the San Diego area more than a week ago to fight some of the largest fires in California’s history.
Tribute is being paid to Engineer Cory Iverson at http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/fire
To date, 84 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2017. Year-to-date and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at https://www.usfa.fema.gov/d