The ceremony is set for 6:30 p.m. in the Bert E. Woodruff Adult Education Center in Kilgore.
The 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. 76:
Carrollton: Michael Howard and Aaron M. Wood
Chapel Hill: Taylor Simmons
Delta, B.C., Canada: Harry Bining
Gladewater: Samuel Edwards
Henderson: Caleb Rountree
Irving: Michael Thomas
Jacksonville: Santiago Lozano
Kerrville: Taylor Wright
Kilgore: Travis Daniel
Lindale: Trevor B. Smyrl
Paris: Derek Patrick
Plantersville: Cody Kelley
Tatum: Colby Mize, Josh Mize and Nathan Turner
Tyler: Seth Cooke, Kevin Londoff, Joshua Ramirez, Angel Santibanez, Blake Tarver and Matthew Wedgeworth
Van: Ethan Crow
Vancouver, B.C., Canada: Josh Iwanaka
White Oak: Houston Spakes