This page is dedicated to members that have passed away while on active membership in the FFLA San Diego Riverside chapter or have made a long and significant contribution to our organization. 

Yaro Katkov

Yaro Katkov, Lookout 34, was in his second season as a lookout volunteer and was recently hired by Cal Fire as a firefighter.  On July 29, 2019, while on a training hike with his Cal Fire crew in De Luz, he suffered a medical event.  Despite efforts by his crew and a helicopter evacuation, he passed away in Temecula Valley Hospital.  Yaro, 29, is survived by his mother, father, and brother.

 On July 30, 2019, the Highpoint flag was flown at half-staff in commemoration of Yaro’s contributions.

A memorial service is scheduled for Tuesday August 6th at 1100 am.
North Coast Church
2405 North Santa Fe Ave
Vista, CA 92084

Yaro Katkov Family Support Fund

Yaro Katkov, a CALFIRE Firefighter in the San Diego Unit passed away on July 29th, 2019 at approximately 0307 hours. CAL FIRE San Diego County Firefighter’s Benevolent Fund has established the Katkov Family Support Fund and is accepting donations.   All of the funds collected are used for providing direct support for Yaro’s family.  The CAL FIRE San Diego County Firefighter’s Benevolent Fund is a 501c3 non-profit organize.

Please keep Yaro, his family and our entire San Diego unit firefighter family in your thoughts and prayers.