On Thursday, October 24, friends, family and loved ones will come together to honor the life of Lt. Kirk Dean Robinson. Lt. Robinson passed away on Friday, October 4 after a heroic two-year-long battle with cancer. He was a member of the Bothell Fire Department for 18 years.
Memorial Service Details
Date: Thursday, October 24
Time: 1-4 p.m.
Location: Overlake Christian Church
9900 Willows Rd. NE, Redmond, WA
The Memorial Service will be livestreamed on Bothell Fire Department’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/bothellfiredept/.
At 11:05 a.m., a memorial procession will begin. Approximately 29 fire department apparatus and 50 police department motor vehicles will depart from Pop Keeney Stadium located at 9809 NE 188th St. in Bothell to Overlake Christian Church in Redmond. Units will leave the stadium, head South off Bothell Everett Highway, east onto 185th past Station 42, and proceed onto I405 S. The motorcade will exit off NE 124th St. to Willows Rd. and will arrive at Overlake Christian Church at 11:55 a.m.
The procession is expected to cause traffic delays. Please plan ahead and prepare for road closures between 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. along the designated procession route.
Lt. Kirk Robinson
Lt. Robinson began his career with the Bothell Fire Department in April of 2001. Lt. Robinson was deeply passionate about helping others and during his tenure, he served on the Technical and Water Rescue Teams, Honor Guard, Mercer Island Marine Patrol, and was a CBT Instructor.
Lt. Robinson assisted with the 9/11 response effort at ground zero, and in 2005, deployed to Hurricane Katrina to provide aid to those whose lives were devastated by the disaster.
Each year, Lt. Robinson participated in the Firefighter Stair Climb to raise funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and he was always among the first to help with department activities like holiday parties and the annual 4th of July Pancake Breakfast. In October of 2017, Firefighter Robinson was promoted to Lieutenant, a testament to his devotion to the community and department. Lt. Robinson touched every life he came across. He was a beloved member of the Bothell Fire Department and will forever be remembered for his compassion and drive to make a difference.
If you are interested in helping the Robinson family during this difficult time, donations can be made through the Kirk Robinson Cancer Battle Go Fund Me Page: https://bit.ly/2OmFfiO. Donations can also be made through the Lionhardt webpage: https://bit.ly/335KGGX (Please specify in the "special instructions" field that your donation is for the Robinson family).