What we do
How we can help you
Our 14-member group provides an honor guard and color presentation detail for special occasions including:
- Special events
Request the honor guard
All requests for the honor guard will be forwarded to the state fire marshal for consideration. To make a request, you can email one of the following three people:
Did you know?
The Honor Guard provides bell ringing and family escorts at the annual Minnesota Fallen Firefighter Memorial Service.
Examples of events in which we have participated
The Minnesota State Fire Chief's Association memorial service
The third annual Minnesota Fallen Firefighter Memorial Service
The Annual State Fire Marshal Division staff conference
Line of duty Death Funeral - Firefighter Randy Hiti - Rice Lake Fire Department
A look back at 2017
It was an extremely active year for the SFMD Honor Guard. Team members participated in two line of duty deaths.
The Honor Guard also helped transfer a fallen firefighter arriving from Texas onto a plane at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport for her final flight home to North Dakota.
The SFMD Honor Guard participated in multiple flag (colors) presentations, including the Minnesota Chapter of the International Association of Arson Investigators annual conference, the SFMD annual conference, the Office of Pipeline Safety annual meeting, the State Fire Chiefs Conference and the Governor’s Fire Prevention Day Parade at the Minnesota State Fair.
The Honor Guard Team was created after a retired staff member passed away in 2013 and his family requested the state fire marshal division staff participate in the visitation and funeral service. Several division staff came together to honor that request.
Amanda Swenson, Commander