The City of Athens Fire Department Honor Guard was established in 2018 and is made up of dedicated firefighters, who demonstrate their dedication to the fire service through pride, honor, and professionalism. They are dedicated to honoring all who serve or have served in our noble profession. Although honoring fallen members is top priority, Honor Guard members are called upon to represent the fire department in government functions, memorials, and other public events.
The Honor Guard is a dedicated group of individuals. An Honor Guard member must be willing to dedicate their time to represent those who have given the ultimate sacrifice to save life and property, as well as proudly represent the City of Athens. To be an Honor Guard member, the firefighter must show dedication, patience, and hard work. Firefighters are not appointed to this position, they volunteer to be members. All members freely give their time they spend representing on the honor guard. During a time of need, members take time out of their personal lives to show compassion, honor, respect, and admiration.