IAFF Local 1828, in partnership with South County Fire, are proud to have an Honor Guard Team. Created in 1997 with 12 dedicated members, its function is to represent the fire service in solemn as well as festive occasions. Such duties include fire fighter funerals and memorials, dedication events and various other types of ceremonies. "Our job is to serve proudly in silence as we pay respects to all our fallen brothers and sisters" says Captain Mike Read, Honor Guard Team Commander. "We make ourselves available at any time, whether in assisting with funeral arrangements or just paying our last respects. The duties of the Honor Guard are wide ranging but always taken very seriously" he adds.
Today there are 16 members who do this for nothing more than pride and respect for the fire service. All participation is strictly voluntary with no pay or compensation involved and members are required to be available on short notice. Quarterly meetings and practice sessions are held with members occasionally being sent to outside training. Some of the regular commitments for the team include serving as members of the IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial Honor Guard during ceremonies held every September in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Providing the Color Guard for many graduating classes of the Washington State Recruit Academy and participating in the Washington State Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial services held every October.
You can be proud of your team and know it represents Local 1828 and South County Fire with pride and selfless service.
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