Honor Guard

Honor Guard

The Hanover Fire Department established a ceremonial honor guard unit in 2015.  The honor guard unit may be called to represent the department at formal occasions throughout the year including, but not limited to:  Fire Service Funerals, Firefighter Memorial Observances, Department Promotional Ceremonies and Community Events.  During these events, members of the honor guard unit serve as the guardians of the colors by displaying and escorting the national and department flags.

The honor guard unit is made up of career firefighters who volunteer for the position and are selected by the honor guard unit leader.  Members must adhere to a stringent set of guidelines including physical ability and a neat appearance.  Good moral character and exemplary conduct of members of the honor guard unit are required both in and out of uniform.  The honor guard unit conducts regular training events.

The honor guard unit leader is firefighter/paramedic John Earle.


  • Captain Martin Alfis
  • Firefighter/Paramedic Chris Azizian
  • Captain Gino DeAcetis
  • Firefighter/Paramedic John Earle
  • Firefighter/Paramedic Joe Pacella
  • Firefighter/Paramedic Rich Salvucci

Previous Honor Guard Unit Attendance

  • Annual Hanover Memorial Day Parade
  • Annual Firefighter Memorial/9-11 Ceremony, Massachusetts State House
  • Hanover High School Football Opening Night Ceremony
  • Hanover Annual Town Meeting