Statement: Firefighter Fatality in Line of Duty in Thomas Fire

Thursday, December 14, 2017

VENTURA, CA—Assemblymember Monique Limón (D - Santa Barbara) issued the following statement on the report of a firefighter fatality in the line of duty that occured on the Thomas Fire Incident.

Our collective hearts are broken by the loss of Cory Iverson.

CalFire is more than just a job – CalFire is a family whose purpose is protecting every person and every part of our state from natural disaster. The Thomas Fire is incredibly dangerous and these firefighters who face that challenge head on are protectors and heroes. Mr. Iverson’s death is a tragedy for his family, San Diego, the grateful residents of Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties, CalFire and firefighters everywhere. My thoughts and prayers are with his loved ones.


Monique Limón represents the 37th Assembly District which includes Santa Barbara, Ventura, Goleta, Carpinteria, Ojai, Santa Paula, Fillmore, Buellton, Solvang, Summerland, Isla Vista, Montecito and parts of Oxnard. She currently serves as an Assembly Assistant Majority Whip.

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