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Special tribute planned at Fire Academy graduation

Posted by Ellen Krafve - email

KILGORE, TX - Kilgore College Fire Academy No. 73 is having a particularly special graduation as they remember two of their fallen brothers. 19 students are graduating, and this year they will be dedicating the graduation to Kyle Perkins and Cory Galloway, who were killed in a training accident. A special tribute is planned for the two who were also graduates of the KC Fire Academy.

The ceremony will be at 6:30 p.m. April 1, in the Bert E. Woodruff Adult Education Center Auditorium in Kilgore.

The academy is certified by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection and the State Firemen and Fire Marshal's Association and approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

The academy offers certification schools for NFPA 1001 Basic Structural Firefighter I and II certification, the Texas Volunteer certification, Fire Inspector and Fire and Arson Investigation courses.  It is also a designated institution by the Canadian Province of British Columbia.

The following candidates, listed by hometown, are part of KC Fire Academy No. 73:

Bullard: Jonathan D. Fallwell
Coquitlam B.C., Canada: Jamey Hamby
Longview: Matt Fletcher and Lukas Wayne Reynolds.
Mabank: Matt Jistel
Magnolia: Caitlin Elise Roberson
Merritt B.C., Canada: Katherine Parcher
Noonday: Michael D. Garrett
Ormond Beach, Fla.: David J. Johnston
Ottawa Ontario, Canada: Jonathan Taylor
Blake M. Balentine
Surrey B.C., Canada: Jordan Sadowski
Tyler: Cody Neal Beard and Matthew J. Northrup
Victoria B.C., Canada:
Joel Anthony
Whitehouse: Scott Beu, Steven D. Byrd and William Tristian Cox.
White Oak: Jacob R. Trest

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