HEM Andrew Brake

By Butte County Firefighters Burn and Benevolent Fund

  • 98 funders
$15,305 Raised of $50,000 Goal

Funding for this Campaign has ended

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My Story

Andrew Brake was tragically killed in a traffic accident while responding to the Carr Fire on August 9, 2018.

Andrew was a Heavy Equipment Mechanic for CAL FIRE. Andrew has been part of the CAL FIRE family for the last 6 years, first as a firefighter and then as a fire mechanic for the last two years. He was also a beloved Father, Son, Brother and Friend. In these early hours of our loss, his family has more questions than answers and cannot name tangible needs, we are just trying to find our footing after our lives' have been shaken. And yet, we have already had such an outpouring of love and support from his fire family as well as the community of Chico; all asking "how can we help?'  One thing we do know was that the love of his life was his two daughters Marissa (20) and Miranda (17 next week). Andrew would have done anything for them. Those who feel moved to do so, are encouraged to donate to his daughters so that their future might be a little more secure. We thank you for your prayers for our family at this time.


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  • John Gaddie



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