The role of the Dothan Fire Department Honor Guard is to honor fire service members and their families, assist fellow departments, and respectfully represent the fire service during public events.

Responsibilities of the Honor Guard include:

  • Conducting funeral details for current and retired members of the DFD.
  • Providing funeral assistance to family members of DFD members.
  • Presenting Color Guard ceremonies.
  • Participating in parades.
  • Attending various special events.

Last Alarm Ceremony

Throughout most of history, the lives of firefighters have been closely associated with the ringing of a bell. As they began their hours of duty, it was the bell that started if off. Through the day and night, each alarm was sounded by a bell, that called them to fight fire and to place their lives in jeopardy for the good of their fellow man. And when the fire was out, and the alarm had come to an end, the bell rang three times to signal the end. And when a Brother (Sister) has completed his (her) task, their duties well done, the bell rings three times in memory of, and, in tribute to, his (her) life and service.

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