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Warrenton Fire Prot. Dist.
Honor Guard

The Warrenton Fire Protection District's Honor Guard was established on January 7, 2005 with an initial membership of 12.  Roger Owenby, volunteer firefighter was elected as President of the organization.  Currently David Burris, also a volunteer firefighter, is President.  The Current membership stands at 10 members. 

 

The organization was originally taught and drilled by Tony Bond, the former drill instructor for the Honor Guard of the President of the United States.  The Warrenton FPD Honor Guard continues to drill and practice on a regular basis to remain sharp and crisp when performing.

 

The Warrenton Fire Protection District's Honor Guard is a member of the Firefighter Funeral Task Force in the state of Missouri.  They have been called upon numerous times to participate at the funeral of those firefighters who have perished in the line of duty. 

 

The Honor Guard has also participated every year since 2005 at the Firefighter Memorial, in Missouri, the services are held to honor and remember those firefighters who died during the previous year in the line of duty. 

 

In October, 2007, the Honor Guard attended the National Firefighters Memorial service in Emmitsburg, Maryland.  They worked diligently during the year to raise the necessary funds to allow five of their members to attend the Memorial service. 

 

The Honor Guard is regularly involved in local parades, including a send off for members of the Warrenton National Guard who were being deployed to Afghanistan.  They were also selected to be the Color Guard at a St. Louis Cardinal's baseball game in 2005.

 

History of Warrenton Fire Department Honor Guard

2005

Formed January 7, 2005   
April - Fire Fighters Association of Missouri Convention in Eureka,Mo - Performed in opening ceremonies                                     May - Fire Fighter Memorial at Kingdom City  
May - Troop Rally at American Legion 
May - Veterans Day Ceremony 
July - Warren County Fair parade 
September 8 - Present colors at Busch Stadium
Sept. - Fire Fighter Challenge - Opening Ceremonies  
Figure Skating Nationals

2006

May - Fire Fighters Memorial at Kingdom City  
July - Warren County Fair parade
Sept. - Fire Fighter Challenge - Opening Ceremonies  
Oct. - Warrenton High School Homecoming- Opening Ceremonies

2007

April - Fire Fighters Association of Missouri Convention in St. Clair - Opening Ceremonies  
May - Fire Fighters Memorial at Kingdom City 
July - Warren County Fair Parade
October - Emmitsburg, MD - National Fire Fighters Memorial

2008

April - Troop send off  
April 27th - retrieval of the Fire Fighters Association Flag at Convention in Stone County to bring back to Warren County for the 2009 convention being held in Warrenton.                                                                         
July - Warren County Fair Parade
October-Emmitsburg, MD - National Fire Fighters Memorial

 

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Warrenton Fire Protection District
606 Fairgrounds Road
Warrenton, MO 63383
Ph:   (636) 456-8935
Fax:  (636) 456-7764


 

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