The San Bernardino County Fire Department (SBCoFD) Honor Guard was formed over 15 years ago and currently consists of 18 members, all of which are SBCoFD first responders. The original detail was conceived by Fire Chief Peter Hills (ret.) and Captain Bret Henry during the September 11th memorial in New York in 2001; and included Captains Bret Henry (ret), Jim Pearson (ret), Battalion Chief Steve Lasiter and Captains Bob Campbell, Jay Hausman and Mark Murphy.
The Honor Guard performs many duties including: welcoming dignitaries, presenting the colors of our country (the National Standard), honoring fallen firefighters at memorial/ funeral services, and serving as a ceremonial representation of our department pride.
The detail has laid wreaths at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington D.C with the Old Guard and actively participate in the California and IAFF Fallen Firefighters Memorials in Sacramento and Colorado Springs as well as the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Emmitsburg, Maryland. The Honor Guard serves at the request of the Fire Chief and works closely with the San Bernardino County Professional Firefighters Pipes and Drums Corps.