CAL FIRE Firefighter Dies of Medical Emergency
Yaroslav Katkov, a 29-year-old CAL FIRE/San Diego County firefighter, was on a training hike with his engine crew when he suffered the medical issue Monday
|Yaroslav Katkov, a 29-year-old CAL FIRE/San Diego County firefighter died from an on-duty medical emergency Monday morning.|
While on a training hike with his engine crew, firefighter Yaroslav Katkov, 29, suffered an undisclosed medical issue, a release from California Gov. Gavin Newsom stated. A sheriff's helicopter then flew him to Temecula Valley Hospital in Riverside County.
Katkov arrived at the hospital in critical condition, and he was later pronounced dead.
"On behalf of all Californians, Jennifer and I extend our sincere condolences to CAL FIRE Firefighter Yaroslav Katkov’s family, friends and colleagues during this difficult time," Newsom said in a statement.