Name: Captain Sean Pamplona
Assignment: Station 33 (A Shift)
Employee since: 1991
Member since: 2002
Why did you join the honor guard? Someone gave me a video of the U.S. Marine Corps Silent Drill Team. When I was done watching their performance I knew I had to become a member of the Honor Guard. Preserving the tradition with pride, integrity and class is what it's all about.

Name: Captain Steen Eriksson, Commander
Assignment: Retired
Employee since: 1981
Member since: 1986
Why did you join the honor guard? Being a part of the Honor Guard is one of the things in my career of which I am most proud. It is rewarding for me to be representing our department in this capacity, as I believe it brings a sense of tradition and dignity to the fire service when we are out there doing what we do. I enjoy the discipline and formality when we are "in the zone". Also, in my opinion, there is no better way to pay respect to a fallen firefighter and the family than to post and render honors with the Pipe and Drum at a memorial or funeral service, and I am honored to be a part of it.

Name: Lt. Shawn Niedbalski
Assignment: Station 23 (A Shift)
Employee since: 1992
Member since: 2010
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Name: Captain Bob Grosbeck
Assignment: Retired
Employee since: 1985
Member since: 1987
Why did you join the honor guard? A great way to represent the department and the fire service.

Name: Staff Captain Brad Havrilla
Assignment: Training and Safety Division
Employee since: 1988
Member since: 1989
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Name: Driver Operator Ron MacLeod
Assignment: Station 58 (B Shift)
Employee since: 1988
Member since: 1989
Why did you join the honor guard?   Friend Paris Wallace was a member of the Honor Guard.  Wanted to represent PBCFR in a Formal fashion.  Opportunity to pay Respect and Honor to those who have gone before me.  Knew Members from the Firematics Team Competitions.

 

Name: Lt. Gary Sands
Assignment: Trauma Hawk
Employee since: 2002
Member since: 2013
Why did you join the honor guard?   I saw the Honor Guard perform at a ceremony very early in my career with PBCFR and was inspired. I knew that one day I wanted to be a part of this group. To me it seemed to be a great way to represent my determent and give back to my brothers and sisters in the fire service. One of the things I'm consistently impressed by is the sense of duty, honor, dignity and respect that is ever present in what we do. I also really enjoy the camaraderie with my fellow guard members. These are some very squared away and dedicated guys.

Name: Lt. Scott Calvis
Assignment: Station 36 (B Shift)
Employee since: 2006
Member since: 2011

Why did you join the honor guard?   Being a part of the Honor Guard is one of my ways of giving back to the men and women of PBCFR and our extended firefighter family.  I was drawn to the Honor Guard as a young man watching the various military guards and when I joined the Fire Service I knew it was something I wanted to be a part of.  Because of the commitment and personal sacrifices required to be an active Honor Guard member I waited until I was sure I was ready.  Participating in the many events signifies my commitment to the high standards, professionalism, respect and tradition of both the Honor Guard and the Fire Service.  I am extremely proud to wear the Honor Guard uniform and serve as member of the Honor Guard team.

Name: Karl Hornburg
Assignment: Station 81
Employee since: 1992
Member since: 1993
Why did you join the honor guard?   Joined Honor Guard because of my time with the United States Coast Guard Honor Guard.  Due to that experience I realized the importance of representing an organization with excellence and portraying a positive symbol to the public for whom we serve.

Name: Bob Eastberg
Assignment: Retired
Employee since:
Member since:
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Name: Driver Operator Eustacio Sanchez
Assignment: Floating Squad, Battalion 2 (A shift)
Employee since: 2005
Member since: 2009
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​Name: Captain Rick Gass
Assignment: Training and Safety Division, Retired
Employee since: 1984
Member since: 1987
Why did you join the honor guard?  I joined the Honor Guard to pay tribute to all fallen firefighters and their families. It is also a way of presenting a positive image of our Department to the residents we serve.