Two Riverites to graduate from fire academy

The evening will mark the first class to graduate since the retirement of Mike Earley, the originator of the KC Fire Academy

Two Campbell Riverites will graduate from the Kilgore College Fire Academy No. 81 on Tuesday, Nov. 29.

Benjamin Charlton and Mark K. Wolsey of Campbell River are among the 26 students eligible for graduation. The ceremony is set for 6:30 p.m. in the Bert E. Woodruff Adult Education Center Auditorium in Kilgore, Texas.

The evening will mark the first class to graduate since the retirement of Mike Earley, the originator of the KC Fire Academy in 1989.

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.