January 21, 2016
For Immediate Release
Surrey, BC: Due to media interest in attending, please be advised of the following information regarding the Line of Duty Death funeral service for Surrey Fire Fighter Captain Randy Piticco.
Captain Piticco, a retired member worked for the Surrey Fire Service for 32 years, passed away on December 22, 2015 after a courageous battle with presumptive lung cancer. Captain Piticco’s death is deemed a Line of Duty death as it has been attributed by agencies, including the Worker’s Compensation Branch of British Columbia, to his years of service as a fire fighter.
DATE: Sunday, January 24, 2016
TIME: 3:00pm arrival (in advance of 4:00pm service)
LOCATION: Bell Performing Arts Centre, 6250 – 144th Street, Surrey
NOTES: Media will be allowed into the auditorium.
IAFF Local 1271 President Mike McNamara (cell: 604.551.2631) will be available for interviews between 2:30pm – 3:00pm, prior to the 3:15pm parade. Please come to the South Overflow Parking Lot C area (61A Ave and 144th Street).
Tributes by Fire Representatives,
- Surrey Fire Chief Len Garis,
- IAFF 1271 President Mike McNamara
- Retired Battalion Chief Lorne West
Arriving by 2:30pm is advised.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made “In memory of Randy Piticco” to the Langley Community Support Groups Society – Hope After Stroke. For online donations, Surrey Fire Fighters’ Charitable Society will accept donations and redirect them to Hope After Stroke: www.surreyfirefighters.com/donate/