CAL FIRE Firefighter Dies After Training Hike

Young firefighter suffered a medical emergency during training

 

CAL FIRE Firefighter Yaroslav Katkov (FOX 5 San Diego)

 

FOX 5 San Diego

DE LUZ, Calif. (FOX 5 San Diego) – A Cal Fire firefighter died Monday after suffering a serious medical emergency while on a training hike with his crew over the weekend, authorities said.

Yaroslav Katkov, 28, was hiking with his crew members from Cal Fire San Diego Station 16 in De Luz when he suffered an unspecified medical emergency. Katkov was airlifted to Temecula Valley Hospital in Riverside, where he was listed in critical condition until he died Monday morning. MORE