Special dedication to honor fallen firefighter

Posted by Ellen Krafve - email

KILGORE, TX (KLTV) - The Kilgore rescue unit is making a special dedication to honor fallen Kilgore fire fighter Kyle Perkins.

Kilgore Rescue Unit Chief Edgar Rachal said they will remodeling a new training room at their facility where Kyle served as an active unit member.

Perkins died two weeks ago after falling to his death during a training accident. Right now, the room is being used for storage but Chief Rachal said it was Perkins idea to turn the room in to a training facility before he died.

"We're going to have a plaque made when the room is complete to put on the wall and we're going to name it after Kyle because it was pretty much Kyle's idea," explained Rachal. "So, I thought well why not just do it right and it would be something we'd all be proud of."

If you'd like to donate to the memorial fund, please send donations to:
Kyle Perkins Memorial Fund
Kilgore Rescue Unit
P.O. Box 54 Kilgore, Texas 75663