LODD: CAL FIRE Fire Apparatus Engineer Cory Iverson

CAL FIRE Local 2881, CAL FIRE San Diego and the entire California fire service is saddened to announce the loss of one of their own in the line of duty.

CAL FIRE Fire Apparatus Engineer Cory Iverson was killed Thursday, December 14, 2017 while fighting the devastating Thomas Fire. Brother Iverson died while working the eastern front of the fire near the community of Fillmore as part of a strike team from CAL FIRE’s San Diego unit.

Brother Iverson was 32 years old, and had been a CAL FIRE firefighter since 2009. He is survived by his wife Ashley, and a two-year-old daughter. The family’s second daughter is due this spring.

CAL FIRE firefighter from San Diego dies battling Thomas Fire — fox5SanDiego


A memorial service honoring Cory Iverson and celebrating his life has been scheduled for this coming Saturday in San Diego:

CAL FIRE Fire Apparatus Engineer Cory Iverson Memorial
Saturday, December 23, 2017, 10:00am
The Rock Church, 2277 Rosecrans St., San Diego, CA 92106

Uniformed personnel: Uniformed personnel invited, Class A dress uniform.

Honor Guard and Apparatus: All Honor Guards are invited to participate. For information, please contact Johnny Garcia at 760-578-7935 or hggarcia.john@gmail.com.

To RSVP and for all other inquiries, please call 619-494-1353.

To view the invitation for the memorial service, click here

The memorial ceremony will be available to view via live stream: www.sdrock.com/iverson.


A fund to benefit the family of fallen firefighter Cory Iverson has been established through the CAL FIRE San Diego County Firefighters Benevolent Fund. Online donations can be made HERE: http://bit.ly/2CiL9bq.

You can also send a check directly to: CAL FIRE San Diego County Firefighters Benevolent Fund, 2650 Jamacha Rd., Suite #147, El Cajon, CA 92019.