Green Bay Metro Fire Department Honor Guard

Green Bay Metro Fire Department Honor Guard This is the official public page for the GBMFD Honor Guard. It hosts event notifications and allows for sharing of photos and videos for the HG.

Wisconsin State Firefighters and EMS Memorial
07/27/2020

Wisconsin State Firefighters and EMS Memorial

As we navigate these unprecedented times of the COVID-19 pandemic and the continued uncertainty it presents, we are regretfully cancelling the 2020 Final Alarm Ceremony, which includes the Legacy Stone Placement Ceremony.

Ensuring the safety of all friends and family is of utmost importance.

The names will still be engraved on the Memorial Wall this year. However, the names will be honored at the 2021 Final Alarm Ceremony along with the 2020 honorees

07/08/2020
Professional Firefighters of Wisconsin Honor Guard

This is the training behind what we do for our fallen.

Another installment of our online training. This video goes over casket guarding....drop off, exchange, and pick up. As always contact [email protected] with questions or if you would like to host a regional/department training.

Green Bay Metro Fire Department Honor Guard
07/08/2020

Green Bay Metro Fire Department Honor Guard

Green Bay Metro Fire Department Honor Guard
07/08/2020

Green Bay Metro Fire Department Honor Guard

Green Bay Metro Fire Department Honor Guard
07/04/2020

Green Bay Metro Fire Department Honor Guard

Today the GBMFD Honor Guard is sending our thoughts and prayers to the Lake Mills Fire Department and the family and fri...
07/02/2020
Obituary for Mark Russell Bentheimer at Claussen Funeral Home

Today the GBMFD Honor Guard is sending our thoughts and prayers to the Lake Mills Fire Department and the family and friends of Captain Mark Bentheimer. Rest easy sir and thank you for your 21 years of service to your community.

Mark R. Bentheimer, 55, Lake Mills, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, at his home surrounded by family and friends. He was born on February 19, 1965, the son of the late Russell and Lorraine Reinhardt Bentheimer. Mark was a graduate of the Watertown High School, class of

Green Bay Metro Fire Department
06/25/2020

Green Bay Metro Fire Department

#ThrowbackThursday

April 21st, 1999- Structure fire at Leichts Dock and Transfer. Due to the great size of this fire, engines were forced to draft water from the Fox River to extinguish the blaze. After several days and nonstop flow of millions of gallons of water, the fire was finally extinguished.

Today we remember...
06/20/2020

Today we remember...

June 20th, 2015 is a day that many of us will never forget… Fire Fighters go throughout their career knowing the dangers that the profession presents. We are willing to lay down our lives for the better of a stranger, or a brother or sister fire fighter. We also spend our career hoping that we never have to experience a Line of Duty Death of one of our Brothers or Sisters. Unfortunately, our department has had multiple LODD’s, and the loss of our Brother Lieutenant Michael Miller on that devastating Saturday created a void within our family once again. For those of you that knew Mike, or as well loved to call him “Nut”, we miss the Husband, Father, Son, Brother, and Friend that we knew. The laughs, pranks, and stories are not the same without him being a part of it, but his legacy lives on daily. Please take a moment today to remember our Brother, remember our fellow fallen Brothers, and remember that life is too precious to take it for granted, we don’t know how long we will be able to enjoy it… “Gone But Not Forgotten” Lieutenant Michael Miller 6-20-15

06/14/2020
Professional Firefighters of Wisconsin Honor Guard

Professional Firefighters of Wisconsin Honor Guard

Two man flag fold. Well it’s hard to find good help while one duty. Multiple takes, lots of editing, a bucket of water off the roof....there’s always that one guy 😂

Green Bay Fire Department History
06/13/2020

Green Bay Fire Department History

LIne-of-Duty Death

June 13, 1972, Roman Clark died of cancer at age 52, after 23 years with GBFD. At the time of his death, the fire service did not understand the connection between high rates of cancer amongst firefighters and exposure to toxins in smoke. Today, cancer is included as a line-of-duty death. Consequently, Clark has been retroactively inducted into the Wisconsin Fire Fighters Memorial in Stevens Point (2018) and the International Association of Fire Fighters Memorial in Colorado Springs (2019).

Images show Clark in formal GBFD uniform and rubbing of his name from the Memorial Wall in Colorado Springs.

Professional Firefighters of Wisconsin Honor Guard
06/06/2020

Professional Firefighters of Wisconsin Honor Guard

Today we take a moment to remember and honor those who stormed the beaches on this day in 1944. Thank You to all our military service men and women.

06/06/2020
Wisconsin State Firefighters Memorial Funeral Guard

Wisconsin State Firefighters Memorial Funeral Guard

Ladies and gentlemen, we have been made aware that someone has vandalized the WSFM Wall of Honor. Someone blemished the wall where our bravest Wisconsinites are remembered. Where their names shine so that every one who visits the memorial can read their names, chuckle at a memory, or shed a tear in peace. We honor our fallen men and women who proudly wore their uniforms, put on that bunker gear, rode the trucks and ambulances, to go and help someone in their time of need. The names on that wall will not be disgraced. We honor them daily by remembering their faces, their names, their laughter. The Maltese cross and the EMS Star is worn with pride because of those who come before us. It's an honor to serve. We honor our fallen by jumping on the rigs and doing our work to help those in need. We carry the colors, axes, pike poles in tribute to their sacrifice. Whatever has lead to this painted message, the names on that wall of Honor will never be disgraced.

The graffiti will be removed. The names of our LODD fallen brothers and sisters will NOT!

God bless all of you! God bless all of our first responders.

Today take a breath from craziness of the current events, have a cup of tea, coffee, or heck an ice cold lemonade and st...
05/25/2020

Today take a breath from craziness of the current events, have a cup of tea, coffee, or heck an ice cold lemonade and step outside to observe the beautiful morning and the freedoms we all share. Thank you to all who have served and all who have given their lives in the defense of this great nation and the freedoms it affords all of us. We hope you all have a safe and healthy Memorial Day!

Today we remember James Mommaerts who died in the line of duty due to occupational cancer in 1973. Thank you for your se...
05/24/2020

Today we remember James Mommaerts who died in the line of duty due to occupational cancer in 1973. Thank you for your service.

Green Bay Metro Fire Department Honor Guard
03/17/2020

Green Bay Metro Fire Department Honor Guard

In light of the recent news and the fact today is St Patrick’s day we wish you and yours a traditional Irish blessing......
03/17/2020

In light of the recent news and the fact today is St Patrick’s day we wish you and yours a traditional Irish blessing...

May the road rise to meet you
May the wind be always at your back
May the warm rays of sun fall upon your home
And may the hand of a friend always be near.

Sláinte

03/17/2020
Milwaukee Honor Guard Clinic

Milwaukee Honor Guard Clinic

Good Evening, it is with regret that the leadership team at Milwaukee Honor Guard Clinic announces that our Funeral Operations School and the Milwaukee Honor Guard Clinic scheduled for May 5-9 2020 has been canceled. With the developments of the public health crisis of COVID-19 we needed to make this decision for the health and well being of all of our attendees and instructors.
We have decided to not reschedule the 2020 class but return again in 2021. We will announce dates in late September or early October. If you have already registered and paid for the 2020 class we will contact you via email in the coming days about how we will be issuing refunds. Please check our web site for information as we move forward. www.hgcstraining.org
Thank you for your support and we wish all of you well. See you in spring of 2021.

The Instructors and Staff of Milwaukee Honor Guard Clinic.

02/26/2020
TMJ4 News

Strong work! Thank you Brent Jones for everything you are doing for us across the state, it is farther reaching than you will ever know.

Their jobs are among the most dangerous available, but more firefighters die by suicide than by the dangers of their jobs. It's a startling statistic Milwaukee firefighters are all too familiar with. STORY: https://on.tmj4.com/3c7CoDR

Today we stand one last time by our brother with his family.  Captain Mark “the big guy” Ullmer (Ret.) served the citize...
02/25/2020

Today we stand one last time by our brother with his family. Captain Mark “the big guy” Ullmer (Ret.) served the citizens and visitors of Green Bay from 1978-2007 retiring at the rank of Captain. Thank you sir for your service and thank you to the Ullmer family for lending you to us for 29 years.

Green Bay Metro Fire Department
02/22/2020

Green Bay Metro Fire Department

With a heavy heart we announce the passing of a retired member, Captain Mark Ullmer.

Starting out as a firefighter in 1978 and retiring as a Captain in 2007, Mark served the citizens of Green Bay for 29 years.

We extend our condolences to the Ullmer family. Thank you Mark for your service, may you rest in peace.

We buckled to the pressure....our fire axe is standing up on its own.
02/13/2020

We buckled to the pressure....our fire axe is standing up on its own.

Out in Wausau today instructing the Wausau Honor Guard Clinic.  Job well done by all.
02/08/2020

Out in Wausau today instructing the Wausau Honor Guard Clinic. Job well done by all.

Wisconsin State Firefighters and EMS Memorial
02/08/2020

Wisconsin State Firefighters and EMS Memorial

OFFICIAL HALF STAFF FLAG ORDER - Today, Governor Evers issued Executive Order # 70, relating to a proclamation that the flag of the United States and the flag of the State of Wisconsin be flown at half-staff as a mark of respect for Darrin Jones.

Please ensure that the flag of the United States and the flag of the State of Wisconsin are flown at half-staff at all state facilities beginning at sunrise and ending at sunset on February 8, 2020.

Assisting our brothers and sisters in Milwaukee this weekend, Godspeed FF Jones. Family, Honor, Respect, Compassion
02/08/2020

Assisting our brothers and sisters in Milwaukee this weekend, Godspeed FF Jones. Family, Honor, Respect, Compassion

Milwaukee Honor Guard is Honoring Darrin Jones today and Tomorrow you are going home now we will take it from here.

Green Bay Gamblers Hockey
02/04/2020

Green Bay Gamblers Hockey

Gambler Fans! There was such a high demand for our Police and Fire t-shirts, that we are doing a re-order! T-shirts will be $25 with a portion of each t-shirt being donated to the Fraternal Order of Police and Professional Firefighters of Wisconsin Charitable Foundation. Please call Jess at 920-405-1130 to place your order. Deadline is Friday, Feb. 7 at 5 pm.

02/02/2020

Chuck a puck at the Green BayGamblers game benefiting the PFFWCF Summer Burn Camp.

Tonight we send our thoughts and prayers to our brothers and sisters on the Milwaukee Fire Department and the family of ...
02/02/2020

Tonight we send our thoughts and prayers to our brothers and sisters on the Milwaukee Fire Department and the family of Darrin Jones.

It is with sorrow and an incredibly heavy heart that today Local 215, Milwaukee Fire Department, and the Milwaukee Brotherhood of Firefighters lost a beloved brother. Darrin Jones aka “Superman” has passed away in his sleep at home.
Darrin joined the Milwaukee Fire Department on March 4, 1991 and immediately made a difference in everyone’s lives he touched with his humor, enthusiasm, and friendship. Darrin was a fun loving and genuine man who cared very much about his job and the city he served. Darrin will always be remembered for his big laugh and his even bigger heart. Darrin you will be missed by everyone you have touched in your career.
RIP brother you have been called home, we will take it from here.

Prepping for the big game. Make sure you come out tonight at 7:05p and support a couple of good causes.
02/01/2020

Prepping for the big game. Make sure you come out tonight at 7:05p and support a couple of good causes.

Had fun training in Neenah for the PFFW Honor Guard.  Special thank you goes out to the Kessler Funeral Home for sponsor...
01/31/2020

Had fun training in Neenah for the PFFW Honor Guard. Special thank you goes out to the Kessler Funeral Home for sponsoring our training and providing lunch for our members.

01/30/2020
Green Bay Gamblers Hockey

Come on out and watch the Gamblers Saturday night!

Luke Semrau is a member of the Green Bay Metro Fire Department Honor Guard. They along with the Green Bay Police Honor Guard, representing the agencies in Green Bay and Ashwaubenon will be presenting the colors on Saturday.

01/30/2020
Green Bay Gamblers Hockey

Come out to support a great cause Saturday night!

Tune in with Y100 WNCY to hear all about the promo packed weekend!
Fri - $2 Bud Night / T-Shirt Giveaway to the first 1,000
Sat - Police & Fire Apprecation Night & Festival Foods Family Night

Thanks to the following organizations for being a part of our Police & Fire Appreciation Night:
Green Bay Metro Fire Department
Green Bay Metro Fire Department Honor Guard
Ashwaubenon Public Safety
WI Concerns of Police Survivors (WI C.O.P.S.)
Professional Fire Fighters of Wisconsin Charitable Foundation, Inc.
Green Bay Police Department

Friday 🎟: https://bit.ly/2SfKYHN
Saturday 🎟: https://bit.ly/2vC09TV

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This is a very heartfelt thank you short story from our family. As a fellow member of the fire service I know and see all to well the same things the men and women of Green Bay Metro Fire do. On February 19, 2020, I had the very difficult experience of being in the victim side of a terrible medical incident in my own home. As my wife was finishing the dishes after dinner, she suffered a massive stroke right in front of our 2 daughters. I hadn't gotten home yet as I just finished my shift on my fire department for the day and was on my way home. My youngest daughter called and told me I needed to get home immediately, mom was having a stroke. While I was trying to process this information, I was unaware that my other daughter had already called 911 and Green Bay Metro Fire was already there, arriving at our house in 3 minutes and were already assessing and preparing to transport her to the hospital. I don't remember much of the rest of my drive to the hospital but remember getting in the door as a member of Green Bay fire was removing their stretcher from the treatment Room. The firefighters and medics from Green Bay metro fire station number 3 had gotten to our house loaded her up and transported her to the hospital where doctors were able to give her the vital TPA medicine needed during a stroke in under 22 minutes. I can honestly say I was completely lost and feeling very helpless. I can deal with this stuff just like they do professionally and without hesitation all the time, But to be on the other side with a patient who is your own a family member and see the job that these men and women do and how quickly they responded made me feel very at ease and that we now that she got the best care possible in those 1st 22 minutes when it was most important. I just wanted to take a moment to let all members of the Green Bay metro fire department and especially those firefighters and medics that responded that night how completely grateful we are for what they did for my wife. They responded just as they were trained to do and did their job to the best of their ability and at the same time made me feel comfortable knowing she was in the hands of fellow firefighters that were doing everything to help her. As scared as we all were, I still felt a great deal of comfort knowing I had some of the best firefighters and medics around helping us when we needed it. Thanks to all their efforts and the wonderful staff at Saint Vincents hospital we can happily say that mom is home she is recovering and improving little-by-little everyday. She result me 53 years old and suffered a massive stroke generally seen afflicting those in their seventies. She was in relatively good health and it is still unknown what caused the stroke. We have a long road ahead of us but we still have her and she's making progress every day and that is why we can't think the men and women of Green Bay metro fire, And specifically the firefighters and medics on shift that night at station 3. During the whole Covid-19 lockdown, I out of no where took up a hobby of custom wood crafting to occupy my "down time" or as something to just relax and give me my little break here and there while working my FD shifts, helping with mom's rehab, running the kids to work and appointments etc. It rapidly grew faster than I ever expected and as too am a Firefighter, the majority of my projects were focused on the public safety and health care field and all the essential workers. To date I have almost lost track of how many projects and different plaques I've made over the last 2 months but sitting the other night with nothing on my table to currently work on I decided I needed to do one more. I designed and had my partner cut a plaque made specifically for the numbers of Green Bay metro fire station number 3 as my family's way of thinking them for everything they did for us and for everything may do everyday for all the residents of the city of Green Bay. It was presented to the shift working this afternoon with much gratitude and honor. I realized only after presenting them with this plaque that I more than likely might end up with at least a few more requests from the men and women I'll be other 7 fire houses in the city of Green Bay. If that should be the case, I would be honored toand proudly make one of these plaques for each fire station if someone should decide to order one. Firefighters and medics do their jobs because they truly enjoy the job and do not do it for the glory in recognition. They don't get the thank you's and appreciation nearly often enough just out of good will. So my myself and my family, good bless you all, thank you for that day and for all you do every day, every shift. We will forever be thankful that because of you, mom is still here and improving and for that our family wanted to present this small acknowledgement of your service.
The Milwaukee Fire Honor Guard, INC. Honors your Page! Thank you for all you do! Stay safe. Please visit our page if you need anything!
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Today we say goodbye to one of our own, retired Captain Keith Lindbo. He was very instrumental in many of our careers and had an impact on so many as a EMS instructor. He was a man who loved his job and was always smiling. He will be sadly missed.
Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day occurs on December 7 of each year, designated in memory of the lives lost in the 1941 attack and to remember that we enjoy freedom thanks to their sacrifice. The attack claimed the lives of 2,334 servicemen and servicewomen and wounded another 1,143. On Pearl Harbor Day, the American flag should be flown at half-staff from sunrise until sunset to honor those who died as a result of the attack on U.S. military forces in Hawaii. . Some organizations may hold special events in memory of those killed or injured at Pearl Harbor.
Challenge coins are in!!! Help support the Brotherhood in Milwaukee, we are raising funds to help pay for the cost of medical bills for Milwaukee Fire Department Heavy Equipment Operator Brian Cox and Firefighter Derek Geppert. 100% of the proceeds will go to support them and their family's. Both of our brother's and their family's need our help!!! Please pass and share this post to everyone. Heavy Equipment Operator Cox is fighting leukemia, he doesn't have enough time on the job to have it "job related". So everything is out of his pocket. FIrefighter Geppert had a stroke on the job due to a chemical exposure on the job(they have yet to prove his duty disability). He has suffered 3 more strokes since the first one. Also his wife has had a round of cancer and beat it, but is not back to work yet. FF Geppert family is living off of our fundraising till his duty is approved. Two ways to get them: They will be available at Milwaukee FD Stations 2(Matt Bryant), 12(shirt closet), 24(Joe Flick), and Relief Lieutenant Blake Vinson will have them with him. All places have them for $15. They are $20 to be shipped anywhere in the country, the $20 covers the coin and shipping. I am taking orders via PayPal or check. Send $20 or the amount to cover how many you want shipped to you. i.e. You want 3 coins, send $60. Send to [email protected] via PayPal. You MUST send as "Freind and Family". In the note section, you MUST put your name and address. Or send check to: Blake Vinson 3218 N. 60th St. Milwaukee, WI 53216 Special thank you to Challenge Coin Plus for absorbing some of the cost, so more proceeds will go to our Brothers. And a Thank you to Ryan Venne and Gregg Danes for allowing me to use the logos they came up with to help raise funds.
Thank you to the brother hood of local 141 Green Bay Fire and Honor Guard for watching over my dads funeral service and for remembering your fallen brother. Floyd "Jim" Cropsey. Passed away last Tuesday and funeral was Sunday. Special thanks to Dennis Metz and the outstanding bag pipe song and Honor Guard presentation. You all made the funeral a little easier on the family and definatly made it special. May God Bless you all in your daily work and my dad will watch over you all to return home safe. Thank you Mike Cropsey and family