December 15, 2017
Brothers & Sisters,
Cory Iverson, 32-years-old, a highly respected and well-liked Fire Apparatus Engineer (FAE) with CAL FIRE, was killed yesterday in the Thomas Fire roaring through Ventura and Santa Barbara counties.
Firefighting is a noble profession and the men and women who make it their life sometimes pay for it with their lives. As colleagues and as human beings we grieve for this young man with such a bright future and the young family that will now go forward without a loving husband and father. We pray that they will always understand that Cory was a hero and, because of him, our communities are safe and people are able to sleep knowing that the dangerous calls get answered by someone.
This holiday season is now a time to grieve and to reflect on what is important, our families, friends, coworkers and brother and sisters who protect our citizens.
CAL FIRE Local 2881