The Santa Barbara County Fire Department’s Honor Guard proudly serves as ambassadors of the department in a positive display of professionalism and patriotism. The Honor Guard was established in early 2003 at the direction of then Fire Chief John M. Scherrei. The need for an Honor Guard was realized as a result of the line of duty death of Engineer/Inspector Robert Mosley.
The Honor Guard represents the department by presenting the “colors” consisting of the flags of the Nation, State, County, and Department. The colors are protected by axe bearers. The Honor Guard can be assigned to a multitude of civic events including funerals, dedications, and memorial events on the local, state and federal level and also participates in multi-agency color guard functions.
The Santa Barbara County Fire Department’s team consists of twelve active duty International Association of Firefighters Local 2046 members of all ranks. The Honor Guard’s unique uniform and precision marching technique enables them to achieve a high level of excellence for each assignment they are detailed to perform.