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Bangor Fire First Alarm Responses & Still Alarms
Grass/ Brush Fire - 1 Engine, 1 Rescue
Vehicle Fire - 1 Engine, 1 Rescue
Fire Alarms - 2 Engines, 1 Ladder, 2 Rescues, Fire Comm 1
Fire in Building - 2 Engines, 1 Ladder, 2 Rescues, Fire Comm 1
Vehicle Accident - 1 Engine, 1 Rescue - *Heavy Rescue Spec Call
EMS - 1 Rescue (Engine if Warranted by EMD)
Dumpster Fire - 1 Engine
Carbon Monoxide - 1 Engine
Chimney Fire - 2 Engines, 1 Ladder, 2 Rescues, Fire Comm 1
Water Related - 1 Engine, 1 Rescue, 1 boat, Heavy Rescue
Technical Rescue - 1 Engine, 1 Rescue, Heavy Rescue
Haz - Mat  - 2 Engines, 2 Rescues, 1 Ladder, Fire Comm 1, Orono FD Haz Mat Team (as needed)
Aircraft Emergency at BIA - minimum of 1 engine, 1 rescue, 1 tanker.
(more as size of aircraft requires) (may add 2 additional engines, 1- ladder, 2 additional rescues, Fire Comm 1,  Heavy Rescue, Second Ladder Command Truck in case of crash)
* This is determined by ANG Crash Rescue *
Mutual Aid - as requested
**Tank 6 Responses - All fires outside of city hydrants and mutual aid.
Alarms Above the
First Alarm
All Hands - One additonal Engine, One additional Rescue to scene
(** ANG tanker & Glenburn tanker to scene) Brewer Engine and OronoEngine to cover Central, Hire Back Chief Officer
Second Alarm - Brewer Engine & Orono Engine to scene,
(** Hermon & Hampden tankers to scene) Hermon Engine to cover Central, Veazie Engine to cover Station 5, Bangor Recall for 1 officer and 3 ffers to man Engine 2.
Third Alarm - Hermon Engine & Veazie Engine to Scene, Engine 2 cover central, Hampden Engine to cover Central.
Fourth Alarm - Engine 2 and Hampden Engine to scene, Old Town Engine to Cover Central, Glenburn Engine to cover Station 6
** = Tanker responses outside the hydrant district.
Addition Ladders and other equipment are by special call.
*All initial alarms may have other equipment added as needed for special circumstances *

Never Forget

Honor Guard
Members of Honor Guard escort retiree to final resting place
Mar 31, 2015
March 31, 2015 Members of our Honor Guard gave Firefighter Honors today for retired Bangor Fire member, James McDonald. Members were asked by the family to be the pallbearers. We also presented the family with a flag folded from the casket, provided him with the final tolls on the bell and Amazing Grace on the bagpipes.
Members remembered on 9/11
Sep 11, 2014

On Thursday 9/11/14, members of Local 772 and our Honor Guard remembered not only those who were lost on 9/11/01, but two of our own.

On January 15th, 1914 Lt Walter Morrill and Firefighter John Leonard (Both of Hose Co#3) were killed while working at box 27 (Bangor Opera House). Today these members received a firefighters graveside service to honor their ultimate sacrifice. Members of the Morrill family were on hand, as well as members of the press, City of Bangor dignitaries and citizens.


BFD Honor Guard and MeANG lead the Fireball Run Parade
Sep 30, 2012

September 29, 2012 -

Members of the Bangor Fire Department Honor Guard, act as guards for the flags that are being carried by the Maine Air National Guard. This is one of the combined details that our two units have performed this year. It was our honor to assist the Air Force on this rainy day in Bangor.


Honor Guard presents colors at 9/11 Memorial Dedication
Sep 15, 2012

The Bangor Fire Honor Guard took part in the 9/11 Memorial Dedication at the Maine Fire Training Headquarters in Brunswick. We presented the colors for the ceremony along with the Portland FD and the Standish FD color guards. It was an honor and pleasure to take part in this important ceremony.


BFD Color Guard and MeANG present Colors
Aug 12, 2012

The Bangor Fire Department Honor Guard and the Maine Air National Guard Honor Guard, combined forces to present the colors for the 2012 Senior League World Series in Bangor. The week-long tournament features teams from all over the US and 4 International teams to play for the world championship.


Bangor Fire Department Honor Guard
Jan 25, 2011

 

The Bangor Fire Department

Honor Guard/Color Guard Unit

Our group is available for details for our active members, retired members, other Fire Departments and for the general public as requested.

Functions we are available for

~ Post the colors at formal functions

~ Funerals - Honor Guard, Pall Bearers, Folding the Flag

~ Parades

~ Assist other Public Safety departments with Funeral arraingements

  • event/funeral planning
  • bag pipe/bugler contacts
  • equipment such as flags, stands, bell, funeral bunting
  • Training for members
  • Members to do functions in your ceremony

     To view photos - go to the photo gallery link


Contact Information
Jan 25, 2011

To contact the Bangor Fire Department Honor/Color Guard:

Phone: 207-992-4700 Ask for the Duty Assistant Chief

E-Mail (best option) - honorguard@iaff772.org (will be answered that day)

Address: 289 Main Street - Bangor, Maine 04401

Contact person - Captain Troy Lare

Contact us with the information about your event including: date, time contact person information, what you are looking for from us or questions you may have

We have flags with presentation stands, black bunting for apparatus and/or station, ceremonial bell, honor guard, color guard, funeral unit


2011 Honor Guard Details
May 26, 2011

2011 Events

  • Funeral Detail - Bucksport FD
  • Posting Colors - Retired BFD Member funeral
  • Posting Colors - Blaine House Conference
  • Funeral Detail - Levant FD
  • Flag Detail - Holden (w/MeANG)
  • Parade - Memorial Day in Bangor
  • Post colors at UMO - (w/MeANG)
  • Color Guard - Annual Red Sox Benefit game - (w/MeANG)
  • Parade - Exeter - (w/MeANG)
  • Color Guard - Opening Ceremonies at SLWS - (w/MeANG)
  • Color Guard - FFers Day at Senior League World Series
  • Post Colors - DAR Convention in Bangor (w/MeANG) 
  • Funeral Detail - Franfort FD
  • Post Colors - Maine Munic Assn - Augusta
  • Color Guard - Hermon Baptist Church w/Hermon FD
  • Funeral Detail - Castine FD
  • Bangor Fire Department Open House
  • Veteran's Day Parade - Bangor

** Note - Details listed with MeANG - We were asked by them to assist them with a detail or we asked them in color guard details for members to pay tribute to our military members as part of our detail


Honor Guard Posts Colors at Conference
Apr 15, 2011

 Colors Posted at Blaine House Conference

On Thursday April 14th, members of our Honor Guard traveled to Northport to post the colors at the opening ceremonies of the Blaine Houae Conference.

This is the unit's third posting since we started this spring. 

Paticipating members included:

FF Andy Willigar, FF Gregg Hodge, Lt. Troy Lare, FF Thom Goehringer


IAFF Funeral Protocol
Jan 27, 2011

Download: Funeral_Protocol.pdf

Visit our Web Page
Sep 09, 2011

US Flag Code
Sep 26, 2011

Title 36, U.S.C., Chapter 10
As amended by P.L. 344, 94th Congress
Approved July 7, 1976

§ 170. National Anthem; Star-Spangled Banner

The composition consisting of the words and music known as The Star-Spangled Banner is designated the national anthem of the United States of America.

§ 171. Conduct during playing

During rendition of the national anthem when the flag is displayed, all present except those in uniform should stand at attention facing the flag with the right hand over the heart. Men not in uniform should remove their headdress with their right hand and hold it at the left shoulder, the hand being over the heart. Persons in uniform should render the military salute at the first note of the anthem and retain this position until the last note. When the flag is not displayed, those present should face toward the music and act in the same manner they would if the flag were displayed there.

§ 172. Pledge of Allegiance to the flag; manner of delivery

The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag, "I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all," should be rendered by standing at attention facing the flag with the right hand over the heart. When not in uniform men should remove their headdress with their right hand and hold it at the left shoulder, the hand being over the heart. Persons in uniform should remain silent, face the flag, and render the military salute.

§ 173. Display and use of flag by civilians; codification of rules and customs; definition

The following codification of existing rules and customs pertaining to the display and use of the flag of the United States of America is established for the use of such civilians or civilian groups or organizations as may not be required to conform with regulations promulgated by one or more executive departments of the Government of the United States. The flag of the United States for the purposes of this chapter shall be defined according to sections 1 and 2 of Title 4 and Executive Order 10834 issued pursuant thereto.

§ 174. Time and occasions for display; hoisting and lowering

(a) It is the universal custom to display the flag only from sunrise to sunset on buildings and on stationary flag staffs in the open. However, when a patriotic effect is desired, the flag may be displayed twenty-four hours a day if properly illuminated during the hours of darkness.

(b) The flag should be hoisted briskly and lowered ceremoniously.

(c) The flag should not be displayed on days when the weather is inclement, except when an all weather flag is displayed.

(d) The flag should be displayed on all days, especially on

·                 New Year's Day - January 1

·                 Inauguration Day - January 20

·                 Lincoln's Birthday - February 12

·                 Washington's Birthday - third Monday in February

·                 Easter Sunday - (variable)

·                 Mother's Day - second Sunday in May

·                 Armed Forces Day - third Saturday in May

·                 Memorial Day (half-staff until noon) - last Monday in May

·                 Flag Day - June 14

·                 Independence Day - July 4

·                 Labor Day - first Monday - September 17

·                 Columbus Day - second Monday in October

·                 Navy Day - October 27

·                 Veterans Day - November 11

·                 Thanksgiving Day - fourth Thursday in November

·                 Christmas Day - December 25

·                 Other days as may be proclaimed by the President of the United States

·                 Birthdays of States (date of admission)

·                 State holidays

(e) The flag should be displayed daily on or near the main administration building of every public institution.

(f) The flag should be displayed in or near every polling place on election days.

(g) The flag should be displayed during school days in or near every schoolhouse.

§ 175. Position and manner of display

The flag, when carried in a procession with another flag or flags, should be either on the marching right; that is, the flag's own right, or, if there is a line of other flags, in front of the center of that line.

(a) The flag should not be displayed on a float in a parade except from a staff, or as provided in subsection (i) of this section.

(b) The flag should not be draped over the hood, top, sides, or back of a vehicle or of a railroad train or a boat. When the flag is displayed on a motorcar, the staff shall be fixed firmly to the chassis or clamped to the right fender.

(c) No other flag or pennant should be placed above, or, if on the same level, to the right of the flag of the United States of America, except during church services conducted by naval chaplains at sea, when the church pennant may be flown above the flag during church services for the personnel of the Navy. No person shall display the flag of the United Nations or any other national or international flag equal, above, or in a position of superior prominence or honor to, or in place of, the flag of the United States at any place within the United States or any Territory or possession thereof: Provided, That nothing in this section shall make unlawful the continuance of the practice heretofore followed of displaying the flag of the United Nations in a position of superior prominence or honor, and other national flags in positions of equal prominence or honor, with that of the flag of the United States at the headquarters of the United Nations.

(d) The flag of the United States of America, when it is displayed with another flag against a wall from crossed staffs, should be on the right, the flag's own right, and its staff should be in front of the staff of the other flag.

 

(e) The flag of the United States of America should be at the center and at the highest point of the group when a number of flags of States or localities or pennants of societies are grouped and displayed from staffs.

 

(f) When flags of States, cities, or localities, or pennants of societies are flown on the same halyard with the flag of the United States, the latter should always be at the peak. When the flags are flown from adjacent staffs, the flag of the United States should be hoisted first and lowered last. No such flag or pennant may be placed above the flag of the United States or to the United States flag's right.

(g) When flags of two or more nations are displayed, they are to be flown from separate staffs of the same height. The flags should be of approximately equal size. International usage forbids the display of the flag of one nation above that of another nation in time of peace.

(h) When the flag of the United States is displayed from a staff projecting horizontally or at an angle from the window sill, balcony, or front of a building, the union of the flag should be placed at the peak of the staff unless the flag is at half staff.

When the flag is suspended over a sidewalk from a rope extending from a house to a pole at the edge of the sidewalk, the flag should be hoisted out, union first, from the building.

(i) When displayed either horizontally or vertically against a wall, the union should be uppermost and to the flag's own right, that is, to the observer's left. When displayed in a window, the flag should be displayed in the same way, with the union or blue field to the left of the observer in the street.

 

(j) When the flag is displayed over the middle of the street, it should be suspended vertically with the union to the north in an east and west street or to the east in a north and south street.

 

(k) When used on a speaker's platform, the flag, if displayed flat, should be displayed above and behind the speaker.

When displayed from a staff in a church or public auditorium, the flag of the United States of America should hold the position of superior prominence, in advance of the audience, and in the position of honor at the clergyman's or speaker's right as he faces the audience. Any other flag so displayed should be placed on the left of the clergyman or speaker or to the right of the audience.

(l) The flag should form a distinctive feature of the ceremony of unveiling a statue or monument, but it should never be used as the covering for the statue or monument.

(m) The flag, when flown at half-staff, should be first hoisted to the peak for an instant and then lowered to the half-staff position. The flag should be again raised to the peak before it is lowered for the day.

On Memorial Day the flag should be displayed at half-staff until noon only, then raised to the top of the staff. By order of the President, the flag shall be flown at half-staff upon the death of principal figures of the United States Government and the Governor of a State, territory, or possession, as a mark of respect to their memory. In the event of the death of other officials or foreign dignitaries, the flag is to be displayed at half-staff according to Presidential instructions or orders, or in accordance with recognized customs or practices not inconsistent with law. In the event of the death of a present or former official of the government of any State, territory, or possession of the United States, the Governor of that State, territory, or possession may proclaim that the National flag shall be flown at half-staff. The flag shall be flown at half-staff thirty days from the death of the President or a former President; ten days from the death of the Vice President, the Chief Justice or a retired Chief Justice of the United States, or the Speaker of the House of Representatives; from the day of death until internment of an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, a Secretary of an executive or military department, a former Vice President, or the Governor of a State, territory, or possession; and on the day of death and the following day for a Member of Congress. The flag shall be flown at half-staff on Peace Officers Memorial Day, unless that day is also Armed Forces Day. As used in this subsection:

1.               the term "half-staff" means the position of the flag when it is one-half the distance between the top and bottom of the staff;

2.               the term "executive or military department" means any agency listed under sections 101 and 102 of title 5; and

3.               the term "Member of Congress" means a Senator, a Representative, a Delegate, or the Resident Commissioner for Puerto Rico.

(n) When the Flag is used to cover a casket, it should be so placed that the union is at the head and over the left shoulder. The flag should not be lowered into the grave or allowed to touch the ground.

(o) When the flag is suspended across a corridor or lobby in a building with only one main entrance, it should be suspended vertically with the union of the flag to the observer's left upon entering. If the building has more than one main entrance, the flag should be suspended vertically near the center of the corridor or lobby with the union to the north, when entrances are to the east and west or to the east when entrances are to the north and south. If there are entrances in more than two directions, the union should be to the east.

§ 176. Respect for flag

No disrespect should be shown to the flag of the United States of America; the flag should not be dipped to any person or thing. Regimental colors, State flags, and organization or institutional flags are to be dipped as a mark of honor.

(a) The flag should never be displayed with the union down, except as a signal of dire distress in instances of extreme danger to life or property.

(b) The flag should never touch anything beneath it, such as the ground, the floor, water, or merchandise.

(c) The flag should never be carried flat or horizontally, but always aloft and free.

(d) The flag should never be used as wearing apparel, bedding, or drapery. It should never be festooned, drawn back, nor up, in folds, but always allowed to fall free.

Bunting of blue, white, and red always arranged with the blue above, the white in the middle, and the red below, should be used for covering a speaker's desk, draping the front of the platform, and for decoration in general.

(e) The flag should never be fastened, displayed, used, or stored in such a manner as to permit it to be easily torn, soiled, or damaged in any way.

(f) The flag should never be used as a covering for a ceiling.

(g) The flag should never have placed upon it, nor on any part of it, nor attached to it any mark, insignia, letter, word, figure, design, picture, or drawing of any nature.

(h) The flag should never be used as a receptacle for receiving, holding, carrying, or delivering anything.

(i) The flag should never be used for advertising purposes in any manner whatsoever. It should not be embroidered on such articles as cushions or handkerchiefs and the like, printed or otherwise impressed on paper napkin or boxes or anything that is designed for temporary use and discard. Advertising signs should not be fastened to a staff or halyard from which the flag is flown.

(j) No part of the flag should ever be used as a costume or athletic uniform. However, a flag patch may be affixed to the uniform of military personnel, firemen, policemen, and members of patriotic organizations. The flag represents a living country and is itself considered a living thing. Therefore, the lapel flag pin being a replica, should be worn on the left lapel near the heart.

(k) The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.

§ 177. Conduct during hoisting, lowering or passing of flag

During the ceremony of hoisting or lowering the flag or when the flag is passing in a parade or in review, all persons present except those in uniform should face the flag and stand at attention with the right hand over the heart. Those present in uniform should render the military salute. When not in uniform, men should remove their headdress with their right hand and hold it at the left shoulder, the hand being over the heart. Aliens should stand at attention. The salute to the flag in a moving column should be rendered at the moment the flag passes.

§ 178. Modification of rules and customs by President

Any rule or custom pertaining to the display of the flag of the United States of America, set forth in section 171-178 of this title, may be altered, modified, or repealed, or additional rules with respect thereto may be prescribed, by the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of the United States, whenever he deems it to be appropriate or desirable; and any such alteration or additional rule shall be set forth in a proclamation.

 

 


Download: flag code.doc

Honor Guard at Work
Jun 17, 2011

 

The Bangor Firefighters honor guard has has a busy year. The unit, that was formed this year, has worked details from posting colors at a firefighters conference, 2 funerals, posting colors at a memorial service and the memorial Day parade in Bangor.

Other events that we participated in include the opening ceremonies at the Senior League World Series to be held in Bangor, and presenting the colors for Firefighter's Day later in the week. One of these details was our second combined color guard, to present the colors for the National Anthem, with the 101st Air Refueling Wing's Color Guard. Our units have worked together closely weekly to bring our team up to the Air Force standards for color guards. Leaders from both units, agree that our group has come a long way to where we are now, and we want to show the citizens that we can make them proud.

 




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