The fire service is very rich in tradition, honor, and integrity. The Honor Guard has many functions and responsibilities but first and foremost is being ready to respond if we suffer the loss of one of our brothers or sisters. This is a most solemn duty
and one we certainly hope we never have to carry out. However in a profession such as fire rescue, men and women all over the world face this very real danger on a daily basis. If the unthinkable happens and a firefighter makes the ultimate sacrifice, he or she is entitled to the most honorable tribute we can arrange. This is why we train on a regular basis. We train and hope we don't get "the" call to duty. Thankfully we also have other duties such as leading the annual Christmas Parade, and posting the "colors" during National Night Out ceremony. In general we represent the City of DeLand Fire Department in whatever ceremonious role we are asked to perform.
The DeLand Fire Department Honor Guard has six active members on this team and meets and drills quarterly.