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.