The CAL FIRE Local 2881 Honor Guard was established and founded by Shep Sheppard in December 1994 at the Local 2881 annual convention. Membership is comprised of active and retired CAL FIRE Local 2881 members and is supported by Local 2881 and donations to the Honor Guard Fund. Membership of the Honor Guard will consist of active and retired members of CAL FIRE and must be members in good standing of CAL FIRE Local 2881.
The group provides assistance to the families of CAL FIRE Local 2881 members in making arrangements and details involving funeral and memorial services for both active and retired CAL FIRE Local 2881 members. Honor Guard duties include;
- The Posting of Colors
- Last Alarm Ceremonies
- Graveside Duties
- Flag Folding Ceremonies
- Pipes and Drums
- Other related duties as assigned
The first performance of the Honor Guard was the grounds dedication for the California Fallen Firefighter Memorial in Sacramento’s Capital Park. Since that day in May of 1995, the Honor Guard has performed at numerous funerals, memorials, and other functions.
The Honor Guard will be presenting the colors and honoring graduates at all of the CAL FIRE graduation ceremonies.