The Chief Officers Association was founded in 1955 as the Chief Officers Group. Since that time COA has continued to build upon our foundation and serve and represent the command officers of the LAFD.
CAL FIRE has released a "Green Sheet" preliminary report for the line of duty death of CAL FIRE Fire Apparatus Engineer Cory Iverson of the CAL FIRE San Diego/San Diego County Fire Authority. Engineer Iverson was overrun by fire and killed December 14, 2017 while battling the Thomas Fire in Ventura County north of Fillmore, California. While working with a hose lay along a dozer line he was attempting to suppress a spot fire across the fireline. As one spot fire became multiple spot fires he attempted to escape but was not successful. The entire 2.6MB report is here.The portion of the document that describes the entrapment is below. Fire Apparatus Engineer Iverson is "FAE1" in the report.
To maintain and improve wages, hours, and working conditions for all members of the Chief Officers Association.
To provide improved communications among all members of the Chief Officers Association.
To promote and provide leadership, direction, and counsel for all members of the Chief Officers Association.
To provide a social relationship among all members of the Chief Officers Association.
To establish effective membership participation by developing and implementing a committee structure.