Honor Guard

The Honor Guard is a dedicated group of personnel that is made up of current employees of Portsmouth Fire, Rescue, and Emergency Service, which provides an array of different services for the department.


These services include promotional ceremonies, new recruit graduation and retirement ceremonies, funeral services for both active duty and retired personnel, and other ceremonies held throughout the city. Services to neighboring organizations are available upon request as well.

Mission Statement

The Honor Guard provides a tradition of dignity, respect, and compassion aligned with the group motto: Honoring those who served.

Honor Guard at I.C. Norcom High School on Memorial Day