The Hamilton Fire Department Honor Guard was established on November 10, 2001.
The Honor Guard provides full fire department honors at funerals, military honors if member is a veteran, participates in Memorial Day and 4th of July parades. Additionally, the Honor Guard marches in the September 11 remembrance ceremony honoring the fallen of September 11, 2001 and a special flag detail for Hamilton’s Veterans Day ceremony.
The uniform of the Hamilton Fire Department Honor Guard is a mixture of fire department tradition with military attention to detail. The uniform is black to signify the solemn nature of the guard.
The white stripe down the leg signifies the purity of heart and mind required to serve the public.
The red stripe down the leg serves as a reminder of the blood our brothers and sisters before us gave to make the fire service the honorable profession it is today.
There is black service stripe around the sleeve of both arms to remember the firefighters who have made the ultimate sacrifice in giving their lives for the community they served.
Finally, an American Flag Adorns the right shoulders to profess loyalty to our great nation.
Members of the Honor Guard
Deputy Chief Jeff Shaw, Commander of the Guard
Lieutenant Nathaniel Robertson, Deputy Commander of the Guard