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Local 522 Honor Guard
Jan 29, 2010
  To provide last honors for members of the local 522  and other agencies upon request. Andy Whaley California Memorial 2008     BELL CEREMONY The men and women of today’s fire service are confronted with a more dangerous work environment than ever before.
Download: 01 - Track 1.mp3

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Line of Duty Deaths Database
Last Name First Name Date of Death Nature of Death Local Number Rank
Gee Terrence P. 12/20/2010 Cancer: Lung L0522 Captain
Saunders James C. 10/7/2010 Cardiac Arrest L0522 Fire Fighter/EMT
Ibarra Richard E. 12/16/2009 Undetermined - pending investigation L0522 Fire Fighter
de Graaff John 4/25/2009 Cardiac Arrest L0522 Captain
George Michael D. 4/16/2009 Cancer: Other L0522 Captain
Peterson James R. 12/15/2008 Cancer: Bladder L0522 Captain
Werner Robert K. 8/30/2008 Cardiac Arrest L0522 Engineer
Bera Matthew 8/6/2005 Cancer: Other L0522 Driver/Operator
Chestnut Lawrence S. 10/17/2000 Cancer: Brain L0522 Fire Fighter
Luttig Edward 9/10/1990 Asphyxiation, Smoke Inhalation L0522 Fire Fighter
Luttig Edward 1/1/1990 L0522 Fire Fighter
Davis William 3/1/1987 L0522 Fire Fighter
Harknett Ron 2/17/1987 Respiratory Arrest L0522 Fire Fighter
Litell Jetmund 11/19/1983 Trauma, Blunt L0522 Fire Fighter
Rhoades Dean 1/1/1981 L0522 Fire Fighter
Houx Elwyn E. 3/1/1972 L0522 Fire Fighter
Berry Albert Elmer Respiratory Arrest L0522 Captain
Brosig William Lee Cardiac Arrest: On Duty - Non-Emergency (Physical Fitness) L0522 Captain
Cecchettini Edward A. Cardiac Arrest: On Duty - Non-Emergency (Physical Fitness) L0522 Captain
Courter Paul Chaffee Trauma, Blunt L0522 Fire Fighter
Davis Larry A. Cardiac Arrest: On Duty - Non-Emergency (Physical Fitness) L0522 Fire Chief
Hart Carson L0522 Fire Fighter
Henry John B. Respiratory Arrest L0522 Fire Fighter
Houx Elwyn E. Cardiac Arrest: On Duty - Non-Emergency (Physical Fitness) L0522 Engineer
Peters Manuel Respiratory Arrest L0522 Fire Fighter
Peters William A. Cardiac Arrest: On Duty - Non-Emergency (Physical Fitness) L0522 Captain
Runge John J. Trauma, Blunt L0522 Fire Fighter
Schultz Alfred Trauma, Blunt L0522 Fire Fighter
Vierra Manuel J. Cardiac Arrest: On Duty - Non-Emergency (Physical Fitness) L0522 Fire Fighter


When I am called to duty, God
Wherever flames may rage
give me strength to save a life
whatever be its age.
Let me embrace a little child
before it is too late
or save an older person from
the horror of that fate.
Enable me to be alert
and hear the weakest shout,
and quickly and efficiently
to put the fire out.
I want to fill my calling
to give the best in me,
to guard my friend and neighbor
and protect their property.
And, if, according to your will,
while on duty I must answer death’s call;
Bless with your protecting hand
my family, one and all.


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The Sacramento Area Firefighters 522 Honor Guard was started in the early to mid ‘90s.  It was mostly comprised of Sacramento City and Metro Firefighters and was lead by the late Robert Werner.  In 2007 the members of the Honor Guard along with Local 522 expanded the Honor Guard.  This was accomplished by recruiting members from the six Fire Departments represented by the 522. Today we have 14 members who volunteer their time and are involved in over 30 events a year.  Some of these events include memorial services, funerals, promotional ceremonies, parades and fire academy graduations.  At the present day, the Honor Guard includes members from:  Airport Fire, Cosumnes Fire, Folsom Fire, Metro Fire, Sacramento City Fire and West Sacramento Fire.

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 Steve Mayer

       Assistant Commander                Assistant Commander   

    Liam McGregor                           Adam McKahan




Dave Farrell

 Joined the Honor Guard in 2009



Chris Hileman



Joined the 522 in 2004

Joined the Honor Guard in 2008 



Paul Hironaka
Sacramento Fire Department

Joined 522 in 1987 retired 2010

Joined honor guard in 1999


Steve Loza

 Joined the Honor Guard in 2009


Joseph Lugo

West Sacramento Fire Department


Joined the 522 in 2003

Joined the Honor Guard in 2009

Steve Mayer

Sacramento Fire Department


Joined the 522 in 2001

Joined the Honor Guard 2003


Liam McGregor

 West Sacramento Fire Department

 Joined the Honor Guard in 2009

Adam McKahan


 Sacramento Fire Department

 Joined the 522 in 2005

 Joined the Honor Guard in 2006 

Tony Ott

Sacramento Fire Department


Joined the 522 in 1999 

Joined the Honor Guard 2001

Aaron Schroeder

Sacramento County Airport System


Joined the 522 in 2007

Joined the Honor Guard in 2008

Jim Van Brunt

Sacramento Metropolitan Fire


Joined the 522 in 1985

Joined the Honor Guard in 2005


Thomas Zamora

Folsom Fire Department

Firefighter / Paramedic 

Joined the 522 in 2007 

Joined the Honor Guard in 2009


May 13, 2010

Past Members 

 Robert Werner

Gene Dibble

Corrine Waller

Jim Johnson

John Carr

 Andy Whaley

John Duecker

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Carnivale memorial



 Carnivale memorial



OK, HERE WE GO.......!!

Paul Hironaka Tribute 2010



DFL Graduation 2009





Presenting Arms Ibarra Memorial


















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 Contact information:

California Professional Firefighters Memorial:

IAFF Fallen Firefighter Memorial:

National Fallen Firefighters Memorial:

DFL Honor Guard Training :

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