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Honor Guard

The City of New Bern Fire-Rescue Honor/Color Guard began like most others in the fire service. There was a need to attend to our own with the loyalty, respect, and honor of the fire service. Our first event was in October, 1999 and they have been busy ever since, providing a wide variety of services to assist our community and brotherhood. Currently, a team of eleven firefighters volunteer for this prestigious position; each capable of performing in any position within the team.

Services Provided 
Funeral Services, Funeral Casket Guard, Bell Services, Playing of Taps, Opening Ceremonies, Civic Events, and Parades.

Equipment Available 
Bugle, Snare Drum, Flags, Pike Poles, M-1 Rifles (will not be loaned out), Axes, and Bell.


  • Fire Captain Tony L. Heckman
  • Division Chief James P. McConnell
  • Fire Specialist Stanley L. Sutton
  • Fire Marshal Johnathon R. Gaskins
  • Fire Captain Steven A. Jerome
  • Battalion Chief Walton A. Jones
  • Fire Captain Justin L. Sawyer
  • Fire Captain Nicholas B. Fortier
  • Fire Specialist Joshua D. Whitford
  • Fire Captain Thomas C. Williams (Ret.)
  • Fire Specialist Joshua C. Forbis

Contact Information 
Fire Chief Robert M. Boyd, Jr. (252) 639-2931
Fire Captain Justin L. Sawyer (252) 639-2931