Honors


Honor Guard

The Honor Guard serves as a functional branch of the department. It presents to the public a high-level of respect and honor for the freedom we guard and represent. The image they present is reflected back from our audiences and is one of pride, respect, and service to our community. Established in 1972, the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Honor Guard have proudly served as ambassadors of the department in a positive display of professionalism and patriotism. They provide the department with ceremonial colors for many events including parades, professional sports, charities, graduations, and funerals. It is the desire and commitment of our members that achieve a high-level of excellence at each performance. The image they present reflects upon the department and the level of quality in which they strive to achieve.

Other events the Honor Guard has participated in:

  • Washington Redskin's Game Day Openings
  • Fallen Firefigher's Memorial
  • National EMS Memorial
  • FDIC Competition
  • United Way Campaign Opening
  • Fairfax City Independence Day Parade
  • Washington D.C. Independence Day Parade
  • Fairfax County Fair
  • IAFF Conferences

Awards won by the Honor Guard:

  • 1st Place Color Guard, Fairfax City Independence Day Parade (5 times)
  • FDIC 3rd Place in the National Fire Department
  • Best in Parade Marching Unit, Shenandoah Apple Blossom 2003

Here is the Honor Guard Organizational Chart

For more information, please contact Brenden Petersburg.


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