The Mississippi State Fire Academy (MSFA) Honor Guard was established in 2008 to serve fire departments throughout the state in times of celebration or memorial.
Since its establishment in 2008, the Honor Guard has represented the Mississippi Fire Service by presenting colors to President George W. Bush in Jackson, to honoring America’s Veterans during a program at Byram Middle School. The Honor Guard has also assisted fire departments from across the state in times of loss. Each year during the Mississippi Fire Chiefs/Firefighters Conference, the Honor Guard memorializes any firefighter that may have passed that particular year during the annual memorial service. They do the same every year in October on the Academy grounds to honor those who have fallen in the line of duty. If your department would like to utilize the services of the MSFA Honor Guard, the following procedures are in place:
Notification to the MSFA Executive Director 72 hours prior to the event.
- A brief description of services you are requesting
- Time and date of service or function
- Directions to the event
- Point of contact (name, cell phone number, secondary contact person and cell)
- During weekends or holidays, contact your County Fire Coordinator, who will contact the State Fire Coordinator Brad Smith. He will contact MSFA Director Terry Wages or Instructor Chief Shannon Sandridge.
The MSFA Honor Guard was established to serve and honor members of the Mississippi Fire Service. It is with great honor and pride that we provide this service to you.
Should we be of service to you, please contact the Mississippi State Fire Academy at (601)932-2444.