Lieutenant Kirk Dean Robinson, 42, served the Bothell Fire Department for 18½ years. From an early age, community service was a central focus of Kirk’s life. Throughout high school and well into adulthood, he frequently went on missions to Mexico and built hundreds of houses for families in need.
Kirk’s infectious personality and tireless work ethic quickly made him a favorite among his peers. He was a member of the technical rescue team, water rescue team, honor guard, and served as a CBT instructor. He assisted with the 9/11 response effort and, in 2005, deployed to Hurricane Katrina. Each year, Kirk participated in the Firefighter Stair Climb to raise funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. He was always the first to volunteer to help with any need of family, friends, the community, or the Bothell Fire Department.
Over his lifetime, Kirk touched countless lives. He was omnipresent in every community he was a part of and will forever be remembered for his compassion and relentless drive to make a difference for others.
Kirk is survived by his wife, Jessie Robinson; their two sons, Gavin and Levi; parents, Gary and Lori Robinson; brother, Clay Robinson; and several nephews and nieces.