Response Trailers

March 23, 2009

If you have a trailer that you use for storing and transporting your honor guard equipment, could you share with the group your equipment list and possible how you came to decide on the configuration of the interior and what went into the exterior design. Have you had to deveolop any policies? Who transports the unit? Thanks.

NFFF Memorial Weekend

March 22, 2009

Have you ever wondered who the people are that serve on the Honor Guard during the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend? Are you interested in serving on the Honor Guard during the NFFF Memorial Weekend? You can express your interest by emailing Just let us know, by replying to this post as well.

Non Service Related Requests

March 22, 2009

There have been a  number of opportunities for our Honor Guard to present and post colors at events that have nothing to do with the Fire Service. How do you handle these requests and where do you draw the line, so as not to burn out your membership?

US Flag Code

February 5, 2008

What would you think if an amendment were made to the US Flag Code which would include lowering the flag to half-staff upon the death of a first responder and the option of a flag draped casket?

Crossed Ladders

January 27, 2008

We have received many questions regarding the use of crossed aerial ladders at funeral services. Crossed aerial ladders used to display the American Flag, is an honor bestowed to members of the emergency services who have died in the line-of-duty. Aerial ladders or tower ladders may be used to display the American Flag in an uncrossed formation for funerals of members of the emergency services who have not died in the line-of-duty.


January 27, 2008

Welcome to the weblog for the National Honor Guard Commanders Association. This weblog is for the sharing of ideas and experiences between Honor Guard Commanders who are dedicated to honoring the memories and sacrifices of those in the Emergency Medical Service, Fire Service and Law Enforcement.