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Honor Guard
The Honor Guard was established in 1988 under the direction of then Fire Chief Benjamin Perry. The establishment of this special detail was to represent the Fire Department parades, special events and funerals. Initially started with eight members, the honor guard has grown to its present membership of around 20 members of the department. Current membership includes members from all areas of the department including officers, support staff, engineers, firefighters and members from the EMS Division. This unit bestows pride across the department has has won several commendations and awards for its participation in various events.

One special function of the Honor Guard is funeral details. We offer our services to the families of our retired brethren. Often we are called to serve as pall bearers, to stand at attention during visitation and wakes and to perform a final salute at the grave site. We offer these services as a tribute for the dedication and sacrifice made by our predecessors service.

Honor Guard members are attired in traditional Class A Uniforms of the fire service. These single breasted uniforms are decorated in the standard fashion according to the rank of the member. Additionally, braided cords are added to each shoulder, and members wear ascots in lieu of the standard white shirt and tie. For funeral details, we are always in white ascots. For other events we often wear our red ascots.


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