News

Chilliwack firefighters honour fallen brother

Twenty-one Chilliwack firefighters are honouring a fallen Enderby firefighter at his funeral this Thursday.

Daniel Botkin, 29, was rolling up hose lines after a fire in a log-home business when he was killed by an explosion at about 5 a.m. last Thursday.

Botkin was recently voted captain of volunteer firefighters in Enderby, and was married just two months ago.

Twelve of Chilliwack's paid-on-call firefighters, eight of its career firefighters and one chief officer will attend the funeral in Enderby. They will be joined by firefighters from through-out the Fraser Valley Regional District.

Over 750 firefighters are expected at the funeral that starts at 11 a.m. in the Enderby Memorial Arena.

Chilliwack firefighters are also donating $3,000 from calendar sales to the Dan Botkin Memorial Fund.

The general public can add their donations to the fund at Chilliwack's main fire hall during regular business hours, Monday to Friday, at 45950 Cheam Ave. A fire department calendar is available for a $15 donation.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

RCMP members recognized for bravery
 
Chilliwack hillsides plan takes servicing into account
 
Man charged in downtown Chilliwack crash
Operation Red Nose ready to hit the road for another season
 
Home is where her art is
 
Two police officers hospitalized after being rammed by stolen truck in Surrey
CP Holiday Train stopping in Pitt Meadows
 
Little Campbell trestle replacement on track
 
House fire draws big response

Community Events, November 2014

Add an Event


Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Nov 21 edition online now. Browse the archives.