National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Roll of Honor

District Chief
Age: 45
Year of Death: 2004

Kevin R. McIntyre

Submitted by his family

Kevin R. McIntyre‚ 45‚ of Rockford‚ Illinois‚ died April 18‚ 2004. He was a firefighter for the Rockford Fire Department for 24 years. At the age of 38‚ he was promoted to the rank of District Chief‚ making him the youngest ever to hold this position. He was loved and respected by his men.

Kevin was a devoted and loving family man. He is survived by his wife‚ Megan‚ and his children‚ Alex and Molly. He was very involved in his community‚ volunteering for agencies like Big Brothers‚ the Make-a-Wish Foundation‚ and Rockford Area Crimestoppers. He was awarded the Crimestopper of the Year. He was extremely dedicated to his job and will be missed by all.

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  1. My baby brother you are sorely missed.

    – Pamela
  2. Kevin was also the youngest firefighter to make Lieutenant. He accomplished a lot of things in his short time on this earth. We all loved him and miss terribly. He was the life of party and was scheduled to take over as top firefighter in Rockford. You will
    Not be forgotten.

    – Jack McIntyre
  3. Kevin spent his days attempting to make the world a safer place. He will always be missed by those of us who were fortunate to be a part of his life and watch him use his abilities to make someone’s life safer and improved.

    – Catherine Crandall
  4. I miss you Uncle Kevin. Today I put a National Fallen Firefighters sticker on my helmet today in honor of you. I know every time I answer that call you’re watching over me.

    – Kyle McIntyre