Fire academy graduation Wednesday will honor memory of the 343 firefighters killed on 9/11
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The Kilgore College Fire Academy will pay tribute to the memory of the 343 firefighters who died on 9/11 at its 88th graduation this week in the Bert E. Woodruff Adult Education Center in Kilgore.

The ceremony is set for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11 – the twelfth anniversary of the deadly attacks on New York City.

Fifteen fire academy students are set to graduate.

Special guest speakers will be Judge Bill Stoudt and Kelly Kistner.

Judge Stoudt is serving his third term as Gregg County Judge and is seeking re-election for the 2014 term.

Kistner is the Texas Assistant State Fire Marshal.

The KC Fire Academy is accredited 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. 88:

Burke, Va.: Daniel Wilder

Cranbrook, B.C., Canada: Jared Macdonald

Fallon, Nev.: Logan Waite

Flint: Justin Smith

Harleton: Steven Villarreal

Lindale: Wesley Daugherty

Longview: Preston Green and Xavier Harris

Noonday: Collin Chandler

Ore City: Jovane Rossum

Rockwall: Ethan Barto

Terrell: Travis Webster

Tyler: Jeremy Pilkinton and Darl Whiteaker

White Oak: Justin Oller
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