The Honor Guard was created for the purpose of representing firefighters, their families, and the Fire Department at various functions upon request. These functions include:
Fallen firefighter memorials
Funerals and viewings
Posting of the colors
Other related activities where the Honor Guard presence is desired within the City of Pueblo, the county, or the state
In September, the Honor Guard participated in the annual International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial in Colorado Springs, Colorado. A Tradition of Serving Others
The Pueblo Fire Department Honor Guard was formed in 2002. At that time, the original membership consisted of 8 people and was started by Captain Larry Bond. Now, the Honor Guard now has approximately 30 members.
Drills are held throughout the year to ensure performance excellence. Policies and procedures are developed to increase knowledge and consistency for future events where the team may be called upon to participate. It is the intent of the Honor Guard to continue the effort of representing members and families of the Pueblo Department while striving to improve these efforts through discipline and dedication.
Engineer Ken Killcullen is the lead contact person for the Honor Guard and can be reached at the Fire Administration office at 719-553-2830.