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Honor Guard

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Department Honor Guard
The Smyrna Fire Department Honor Guard was established in September of 1999. At that time, the following fire department personnel were selected to serve as members:

Fire Fighter Justin Cross
Fire Fighter James Lawrence
Fire Fighter Lance Lee
Captain Floyd Mayes
Fire Fighter Tim Parr
Lieutenant Shane Patterson
Lieutenant Dwayne Stacey
Fire Fighter Burt Wilson

The first meeting of the Honor Guard was held on November 11, 1999. Initially, Fire Fighter Justin Cross served as the Commander of the Honor Guard, Fire Fighter James Lawrence served as the Honor Guard Assistant Commander and Fire Fighter Lance Lee served as the Honor Guard Secretary.

Honor Guard Guidelines were established for all members to follow. Monthly meeting times were established to give members an opportunity to practice various procedures that the Honor would be required to perform. Members trained for all of the procedures that the Honor Guard might be called upon to perform. As new members became a part of the Honor Guard, they also received training in these procedures.

Today the active members of the Honor Guard are as follows:

Commander: Ladder Driver David Honeycutt
Asst. Commander: Ladder Driver Jeremy Napper
Secretary: Fire Fighter Nick Link
Training Coordinator: Ladder Driver Kenny Campbell
Lieutenant Brian Garsnett
Lieutenant Nick Johns
Ladder Driver John Graves
Ladder Driver Ryan Kellum
Ladder Driver Brandon Sasser
Driver Michael Mindigo
Driver Jerry Mosley
Driver Jeremy Stokes
Driver Frank Capurso
Fire Fighter Daniel Brownlow

Since the establishment of the Honor Guard in 1999, the members have been called upon to perform a variety of ceremonial functions that include but not limited to: Fourth of July Celebration, Council Chamber meetings, Veteran’s Day Ceremony, Christmas Parade, Christmas Lighting Ceremony, Volunteer of the Year Ceremony, Wings of Freedom Fish Fry and the attendance of funeral services. The members feel it is an honor and privilege to have the opportunity to serve the Town of Smyrna and their community in this capacity.