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Rockingham County
Administration Center
20 E. Gay St.
Harrisonburg, VA 22802
Honor Guard
Mission Statement
The mission of the Rockingham County Department of Fire and Rescue Honor Guard is to pay tribute and honor to our lost firefighters and EMS personnel with pride and professionalism. To provide comfort, dignity, and respect to the families of those lost. To properly display and show respect towards the flag of our nation while representing the proud profession we serve.

The Rockingham County Department of Fire and Rescue Honor Guard was formed in 2002 with 8 members. These members represented the department at a memorial service to honor the fallen firefighters from the September 11th terrorist attacks on the one year anniversary. The original team members are:
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  • Lt. Russell Barr
  • Lt. Isaac Diehl
  • Lt. Keith Higgs
  • Lt. John Huddle
  • Lt. Jeff Werner
  • Firefighter Lori Dearing
  • Firefighter Brook Johnson
  • Firefighter Steve Powell

Members are added as needed or when openings occur within the unit; no one is drafted to the honor guard, it is strictly a voluntary commitment. Personnel are selected to the unit based on experience, attitude, and recommendations from members of the unit. All members of the honor guard are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that reflects a positive image of the unit.