What better way to honor the memory of a Rockford fire chief than to help more young people follow in his footsteps?
The Kevin McIntyre Endowment Fund will start this year, thanks to the help of Rock Valley College and Rockford Firefighters Local 413. $10,000 will be awarded to students attending the fire sciences program at RVC. The scholarship is named after district chief McIntyre. He served as a Rockford firefighter for 24 years. He died of a heart attack in April of 2004. He was 45.