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Bothell Firefighter Loses Battle With Cancer

Photo of Kirk Robinson

It is with great sadness we share the passing of Lieutenant Kirk Robinson after a heroic two-year-long battle with cancer. 

At this time, we ask that the Robinson family’s request for privacy be respected. If you would like to help Kirk’s family, donations can be made through the Kirk (K-Rob) Cancer Battle Go Fund Me Page:

If you would like to avoid high processing fees, donations can also be made through the Lionhardt webpage: In the "special instructions" section, please specify your donation is for the Robinson family.

Learn more about the Lionhardt foundation at:

Lt. Robinson was hired with the Bothell Fire Department in 2001 and during his tenure, he served on the Technical Rescue Team, Water Rescue Team, Honor Guard and Mercer Island Water Patrol. To learn more about Lt. Robinson’s courageous cancer journey, please visit:

Thank you to our neighboring fire departments, city staff and the greater Bothell community for all of the support you have shown during this difficult time, words cannot express our appreciation.

Details on Lt. Robinson’s Line of Duty Memorial Service are forthcoming.

For additional information contact: 
Nicole Strachila
Fire Educator and PIO