A cortège came to Salisbury Fire Station to mark the funeral of a firefighter who died in a car crash.

Members of Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service stationed in the city lined up along Butts Road to pay their respects to their former watch manager.

The procession, which saw four fire engines, a hearse and several other vehicles, marked the date of Mark Hillier's funeral.

The 47-year-old was killed along with three of his dogs in a car crash while responding to a fire call in Pewsey on Thursday, October 13.

Senior members of the service instructed firefighters to stand to attention as the Last Post played.

Salisbury Journal: Firefighters stood to watch the hearse drive to Salisbury Crematorium.Firefighters stood to watch the hearse drive to Salisbury Crematorium. (Image: Spencer Mulholland)

Flying the UK flag at half-mast, the fire station had a sombre atmosphere as the procession headed to Salisbury Crematorium for a final service.

Mark joined the service in 1995 and worked across Wiltshire and Surrey but he was watch manager at Salisbury Fire Station before his death.

His wife Holly previously said Mark "lived and breathed for the fire service".

"It was a calling he embraced with his whole heart. His bravery, sense of duty and unwavering dedication to serve his community in Pewsey and the communities in Salisbury and Surrey, alongside his brothers and sisters, he held so dear.

"The love he had for his fire service family was unquestionable. We were so proud of him.”

Salisbury Journal: You will be forever celebrated and cherishedYou will be forever celebrated and cherished (Image: Wiltshire Police)

Remembered not only as a dedicated firefighter but also a skilled carpenter, craftsman, "jack of all trades" and a father.

Holly said she will be forever proud of her husband.

"The intense pain and devastation of losing Mark and our dogs is unimaginable and indescribably.

“We are broken and will never be whole again. The house is quiet, and a huge part of our family has been ripped from us," she added.

To keep Mark Hillier’s memory alive – both for Holly and for the children Jaimee, Hayden and Isla, Holly has set up an email account, remembering_mark@outlook.com.

If anyone has any photos of Mark or any stories about him, please share them with the family as they would love to receive them.