First responders from across Western Canada will gather Tuesday to honour one of their own.
A funeral will be held in Rosetown for Darrell Morrison, a volunteer firefighter who died Nov. 21 after being hit by a semi truck while working at the scene of a crash on Highway 4.
“Probably the most dangerous environment, the one that involves the most risk (of) firefighter injuries and fatalities are any time that we’re working along a travelled portion of a roadway,” said Jason Everett, vice-president of the Saskatchewan Association of Fire Chiefs.
Morrison will be saluted with a full honours parade beginning at the Rosetown Elks Lodge at 1:45 p.m. ahead of a private funeral service to be held at the Rosetown Civic Centre at 2 p.m.
Everett said police and paramedics will join firefighters to honour Morrison.
“It tends to kind of fit across the realm. It’s by no means just a fire presence, but the whole first responder family.”
Morrison was 46 when he died.