Submitted by a USDA Forest Service Family Liaison
Firefighter Pablo Cerda was one of five firefighters killed while protecting a structure on the Esperanza Fire‚ October 26‚ 2006.
Pablo graduated from Los Amigos High School in Fountain Valley California in 2001. He also attended Rancho College in Santa Ana for several years. Pablo was a parishioner of Santa Barbara Catholic Church in Santa Ana. Soccer was a sport that Pablo enjoyed. He belonged to the Wolfpack Soccer Team‚ where he played every Sunday. He also enjoyed volleyball‚ basketball‚ swimming and working out.
Pablo was a Seasonal Firefighter for the US Forest Service on Engine 57 for three years. Pablo was described by his cousin as being a ‘funny guy’. He loved joking‚ laughing and sports; he loved life in general.