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.

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

Professional Fire Fighters of Wisconsin Charitable Foundation, Inc.
01/30/2020
Professional Fire Fighters of Wisconsin Charitable Foundation, Inc.

Professional Fire Fighters of Wisconsin Charitable Foundation, Inc.

Thank you WFRV Local 5 for having us on this morning and Thank you Green Bay Gamblers Hockey for selecting us as one of the beneficiaries of Police and Fire Fighter Appreciation Night this Saturday, February 1st, 2020. For tickets and more information go to https://offer.fevo.com/gamblers-vs-fargo-family-night-police-and-fire-dseybzc-9d81d27?fevoUri=gamblers-vs-fargo-family-night-police-and-fire-dseybzc-9d81d27%2F

Green Bay Metro Fire Department Green Bay Metro Fire Fighters

https://www.wearegreenbay.com/local5live/fundraiser-events-at-green-bay-gambler-games/

01/30/2020
Houston Fire Department Honor Guard

Houston Fire Department Honor Guard

“Honor Guard Sentry”

I am a fire department honor guard member
I stand beside you, my quiet presence unnoticed
I speak no words, and listen to none spoken
For I am the guardian of honor

I see you even though my gaze reflects no sight
I guard my comrade with a stationary stature
My dedication un-challenged, my devolution supreme
For I am the guardian of honor

I walk softly with precision movements
The colors I carry are sacred cloths
I represent the sacrifice given by a fallen hero
For I am the guardian of honor

I toll the bell of remembrance and bow in prayer
I accompany those who have fallen from the fire to the grave
I blow the bugle, play the pipes, and salute those dead and living
For I am the guardian of honor

Gary A. Gaffney

A very tragic day for our fellow first responders.
01/11/2020
Professional Fire Fighters of Wisconsin

A very tragic day for our fellow first responders.

Our thoughts and prayers are with our brothers and sisters in Lubbock,TX. A firefighter and police officer are dead and one firefighter remains in critical condition after they were struck by a vehicle while working a wreck on Saturday morning. Move Over and Slow Down!!

12/25/2019

We would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas. May this holiday season be filled with family, fellowship, and warm memories that will last a lifetime.

Captain it has been a honor working with you... congratulations and enjoy retirement!
12/22/2019

Captain it has been a honor working with you... congratulations and enjoy retirement!

On Tuesday December 17th, Captain John “J-Law” Lawler Jr. walked out the doors of Station 5 one last time after faithfully serving the citizens and visitors of the City of Green Bay and Village of Allouez for the last 29 years. Captain Lawler started with the Green Bay Fire Department on January 21st, 1991 as an EMT-Paramedic. Prior to being hired on the GBMFD, John worked for the Coleman Area Rescue Squad for 7 years. He worked at various stations throughout his career climbing from the rank of Private to Captain, with most of those years at Station 1’s, 2’s, 8’s and a majority of the time at 5’s. Throughout his career, John has had many interesting calls. There is one that sticks out to him more than any of them, and that was getting called out on Med 6 for a 16-year-old female that had passed out. While en-route to the call, the patient decided their services was not needed anymore and canceled them. John asked his officer if they could still respond, just to check things out. After arriving at the caller’s house, they started talking to the patient. While they were discussing her symptoms, she fell backwards and was not responding to them. After checking for a pulse, it was confirmed that her heart had stopped. They started CPR and transported her to hospital eventually getting her heart beating again and she regained consciousness before arriving at the Hospital. She eventually was placed on the heart transplant list, and received a new heart and is still alive to this day!! When asked what John will miss the most, he stated he will miss his brothers and sisters at the fire department, and running calls since he still loves helping people. With retirement, he is looking forward to traveling and spending time with his family at their cottage up north. Please help us in congratulating Captain John Lawler Jr on his 29 years of service protecting the citizens and visitors of our great community from the perils of fire and medical emergencies…

Come out and join us at the Resch Center on February 1 as we present the colors for the Green Bay Gamblers Police and Fi...
12/11/2019

Come out and join us at the Resch Center on February 1 as we present the colors for the Green Bay Gamblers Police and Fire Appreciation Night! Proceeds will benefit the Professional Firefighters of Wisconsin Charitable Foundation Burn Camp.

12/07/2019

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.

Today we say goodbye to one of our own, retired Captain Keith Lindbo.  He was very instrumental in many of our careers a...
12/07/2019

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.

Green Bay Metro Fire Department Honor Guard
11/29/2019

Green Bay Metro Fire Department Honor Guard

As today comes to an end Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours.  Be safe this holiday season.
11/29/2019

As today comes to an end Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours. Be safe this holiday season.

Helping out today at the Wisconsin EMS Association convention at the Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells.  Posting colors...
11/15/2019

Helping out today at the Wisconsin EMS Association convention at the Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells. Posting colors and honoring fallen members from the past year, it was a privilege to be able to assist.

11/14/2019

Today, Governor Evers issued Executive Order # 60, 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 Army Pfc. Eugene E. Lochowicz.

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 Saturday, November 16, 2019 and ending at sunset on the same date.

Green Bay Metro Fire Department Honor Guard
11/13/2019

Green Bay Metro Fire Department Honor Guard

11/11/2019

Road trip this morning helping our brothers and sisters in Marion to honor their retired Fire Chief, Bruce Stuhr. It was our privilege to assist with the funeral honors today.

A most sincere thank you goes out to all of the veterans of this great nation.  For all of the sweat, blood, tears, miss...
11/11/2019

A most sincere thank you goes out to all of the veterans of this great nation. For all of the sweat, blood, tears, missed birthdays, holidays, anniversaries, and time away from your families. Truly, the best of the best. Thank you!

Today the GBMFD Honor Guard is honored to be supplying our garrison flag to the @greenbayyachtclub for their Veteran’s D...
11/09/2019

Today the GBMFD Honor Guard is honored to be supplying our garrison flag to the @greenbayyachtclub for their Veteran’s Day Ceremony. Thank you for involving us and thank you to the Bellevue Fire Department for the assist with the second truck!

Legacy LODD Ceremony held yesterday.
11/04/2019

Legacy LODD Ceremony held yesterday.

Yesterday a ceremony took place at the Brown County Library to honor four members who were recently recognized as line of duty deaths due to occupational cancer. Firefighters that were recognized and remembered were Milton Neuman, Norbert VandenBranden, Roman Clark, and James Mommaerts.

Thank you to city officials, the Green Bay Metro Fire Department Honor Guard, and those from the public that were able to attend, it meant the world to the families of those members.

10/20/2019

Stars and Stripes Honor Flight of Champions return to Green Bay.

10/16/2019

Flag Lowering Order
Today, Governor Evers issued Executive Order # 51, 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 Former State Representative Joseph Tregoning.

Please ensure that the flag of the United State and the flag of the State of Wisconsin are flown at half-staff at all state facilities beginning at sunrise on Friday, October 18, 2019, and ending at sunset on Saturday, October 19, 2019.

10/11/2019
Wisconsin State Firefighters and EMS Memorial

The State Memorial Ceremony in Wisconsin Rapids tomorrow has moved indoors. Please see the post attached for the new location.

ATTENTION - IMPORTANT NOTICE
Due to inclement weather forecast for tomorrow, the Final Alarm Ceremony will be moved from the WSFM Park to Crossview Church located at 1000 East Riverview Expressway, Wisconsin Rapids, WI.
Please plan accordingly and PLEASE SHARE this posting to help get the word out to all of those planning on attending. Even if you are not able to attend, help spread the word to all departments.
The Silent Procession will go on as planned. This year instead of all the trucks returning to the Memorial, the procession will end on the final turn back to the Park and this will be mentioned at the driver's meeting as well.
With the change in weather please use caution in driving to the Final Alarm Ceremony and leave earlier than normal and be prepared for changing road conditions.
We look forward to seeing you all at the Crossview Church tomorrow.

Several members of the honor guard are in attendance, adding to our skill set to better assist our brothers and sisters.
10/11/2019

Several members of the honor guard are in attendance, adding to our skill set to better assist our brothers and sisters.

Did you know that Mental Health is plaguing the fire service, and nationwide we are losing more of our fire fighters to suicide then in fires? Think of what years and years of bad calls, heart wrenching scenes, and patients we just couldn't save do to us. We need to watch over each other to ensure that our very own are taken care of at all times. Green Bay Area Fire Fighter Local 141 is proud to honor "World Mental Health Day" by working hard to take care of our own! Today and tomorrow, 30 of our members from Green Bay Metro Fire Department, Village of Bellevue Fire-Rescue Department, and Pro-Tec Fire Services (Austin Straubel International Airport Fire Fighters) are in the classroom for a Peer Support Training class. Two certified International Association of Fire Fighters Instructors are training our Brothers and Sisters on what it will take to build and create a successful Peer Support Team, hopefully tackling the growing behavioral health epidemic. We are excited to have this amazing training here in Green Bay, and look forward to assisting each other in the future. A special Thank You goes out to the Green Bay Metro for the use of their classroom for this lifesaving class.

10/06/2019

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

Since 1922, our Nation has observed Fire Prevention Week to promote emergency preparedness and reaffirm our enduring commitment to fire safety. This week, we honor and remember the heroic firefighters and first responders who made the ultimate sacrifice to save and protect our citizens, homes, and communities. We express our gratitude for their service to our country, and we encourage all Americans to do their part to prevent dangerous fires.

In 2017, more than 1.3 million fires killed 3,400 people and injured 14,000 more, while causing an estimated $23 billion in direct property loss. Sadly, the number of fire-related deaths continues to rise, even though the number of fires is falling. All Americans should take the dangers of fires seriously and conduct routine inspections of smoke alarms and plan and practice home fire escapes. Such concerted efforts are crucial to stopping fires and their devastating consequences.

While preventing fires in our homes, we also must take measures to prevent wildfires, such as the catastrophic Woolsey, Camp, and Mendocino Complex wildfires, all of which ravaged communities last year. The Camp fire killed at least 85 people, and the Mendocino Complex wildfire was the largest fire of its kind in California history. Improving the health of America's forests and rangelands is critical to reducing the frequency and severity of the kind of wildfires that have devastated communities and ecosystems across the Nation. This is why I signed legislation that improves support for the Department of Agriculture and the Department of the Interior's wildfire suppression operations, as well as the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, which includes robust fire risk reduction measures and important forest management provisions. These bills will empower Federal agencies to actively manage our forests and rangelands and aggressively fight wildfires. Further, I issued an Executive Order to promote active management of America's forests and Federal lands to reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfires in better partnership with State, local, and tribal officials.

This week, I urge all Americans to take special precautions to ensure fire safety in their homes and communities to help prevent fire-related tragedies. By staying vigilant, we can all do our part to protect our loved ones, homes, and communities. We recognize those who take such actions, and we pledge to continue our support for the Nation's firefighters, first responders, and EMS providers who answer the call to serve and risk their lives to safeguard their fellow Americans and our precious land.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Donald J. Trump, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim October 6 through October 12, 2019, as Fire Prevention Week. On Sunday, October 6, 2019, in accordance with Public Law 107-51, the flag of the United States will be flown at half-staff at all Federal office buildings in honor of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service. I call on all Americans to participate in this observance with appropriate programs and activities and by renewing their efforts to prevent fires and their tragic consequences.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this
fourth day of October, in the year of our Lord two thousand nineteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-fourth.

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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