Honor Guard

The City of New Bern Fire-Rescue Honor/Color Guard began like most others in the fire service. There was a need to attend to our own with the loyalty, respect, and honor of the fire service. Our first event was in October, 1999 and they have been busy ever since, providing a wide variety of services to assist our community and brotherhood. Currently, a team of nine men volunteer for this prestigious position; each capable of performing in any position within the team.

Services Provided
Funeral Services, Funeral Casket Guard, Bell Services, Playing of Taps, Opening Ceremonies, Civic Events, and Parades.

Equipment Available
Bugle, Snare Drum, Flags, Pike Poles, M-1 Rifles (will not be loaned out), Axes, and Bell.


  • Lieutenant Tony L. Heckman
  • Lieutenant James P. McConnell
  • Lieutenant Daniel T. Hill, Jr.
  • Fire Specialist Thomas C. Williams
  • Fire Specialist Stanley L. Sutton
  • Fire Specialist Kenneth L. Monroe
  • Fire Specialist Johnathon R. Gaskins
  • Fire Inspector Jeremy L. Blalock
  • Fire Specialist Walton A. Jones

Contact Information
Deputy Chief Robert M. Boyd, Jr. (252) 639-2931 boydr@newbern-nc.org

Lieutenant Tony L. Heckman (252) 639-2931 heckmant@newbern-nc.org

City of New Bern
PO Box 1129
New Bern, NC 28563-1129
Fire Dept. Main # (252) 639-2931
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