Cedar Rapids Fire Department Honor Guard

The Cedar Rapids Fire Department Honor Guard is a special unit of the department that performs ceremonial duties at memorials, funerals, and special events. Cedar Rapids was one of the first fire departments in the state of Iowa to establish an Honor Guard unit when it was created in 1997 following the death of Firefighter Bob Chapman. The original unit consisted of 12 members and now has 21 members who have been instrumental in training other fire departments throughout the region.

The Cedar Rapids Fire Department Honor Guard attends funerals of active duty firefighters and members of their immediate family. They also attend funerals of retired firefighters, firefighters and police officers from surrounding communities, and members of Cedar Rapids local government. Members of our Honor Guard spend countless hours volunteering their time to these funerals, services and memorials.

For more information regarding the Honor Guard, please contact Captain and Honor Guard Commander Joel Miles at 319-286-5200 or j.miles@cedar-rapids.org.

Honor Guard Members

Commanders:
Captain Joel Miles
Commander
Paul Bagby
Assistant Commander
Captain Scott Wolfe
Assistant Commander
Corey Archer
Captain
Scott Donohoe
Firefighter
Cheme Fairlie
Captain
Brandon Feddersen
Firefighter
Rick Halleran
Captain
Justin Jensen
Firefighter
GeraldJohnstone
Firefighter
Kurt Kroemer
Firefighter
Nick Miller
Firefighter
Dan Lubben
Captain
Matt McDowell
Firefighter
Julie Popelka
Firefighter
Ronald VanHoeck
Captain
Nathan Goodlove
Captain
Patrick Hoyt
Firefighter

Jason Lopez
Firefighter (not pictured)

Dustin Fordice
Firefighter (Not Pictured)
Todd Drake
Firefighter (Not Pictured)