Fallen firefighter Cory Iverson to be honored Friday, Nov. 15, at 10 a.m. at county Government Center in Ventura

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Firefighter Cory Iverson with daughter Evie.


Cal Fire Engineer Cory David Iverson will be honored at the annual Fallen Firefighter Memorial Ceremony today, Nov. 15, at 10 a.m., on the lawn surrounding the memorial at the Ventura County Government Center, 800 S. Victoria Ave., Ventura. The service is open to the public.
During the service, family members will be given a folded flag to honor the fallen firefighter and a bell will ring out as a symbol of his last call. Iverson is the 47th name added to the memorial. 
Iverson died in the line of duty on Dec. 14, 2017, defending the city of Fillmore from the devastating Thomas Fire. He was the beloved husband and best friend of Ashley Iverson and the devoted father of daughter Evie and Taylor. A devoted Cal Fire firefighter since 2009, he had recently promoted to a fire apparatus engineer in Cal Fire’s San Diego Unit. Prior to his promotion, he worked at Hemet Ryan Airbase in Riverside County as a helitack firefighter in the department’s aerial firefighting program. 
Unveiled in 2004, the Ventura County Fallen Firefighter Memorial features a 7-foot granite statue and memorial wall on which fallen firefighters are engraved. The site recognizes 47 firefighters who have died in the line of duty, whether from traumatic injury or job-related illness. It represents each of the seven fire agencies serving the county, including Ventura County, Oxnard, Ventura City, Federal Fire, Fillmore City, Cal Fire and the U.S. Forest Service.
For more information about the Ventura County Fallen Firefighter Memorial, visit or contact the Public Information Office at 805-389-9769 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..