Kilgore Fire Academy Class of #93 held its graduation ceremony Dec. 3rd, and Anson High School 2014 graduate Tyler Pope was one of those graduating cadets. Kilgore Academy is one of the oldest academies in the State of Texas and has an exemplary rating by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection and State Firemen’s and Fire Marshals’ Association. Tyler completed over 400 hours in the 14 week program. During the academy the cadets learned skills related to structural firefighting and rescue practices in order to obtain the Texas Commission on Fire Protection Certification. Tyler is a member of the Anson Volunteer Fire Department and his knowledge and skills will benefit our community. Tyler will be completing his EMS testing for EMT after the first of the year and will begin (following in his father’s footsteps) pursuing a Firefighting/EMS career. Tyler is the son of Buddy and Missi Pope and brother of Brady.