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WPFMHG Available For Funerals, Services, and Annual Fund Drive now Underway-

The WPFM Honor Guard is celebrating its 26th anniversary this year and have been serving you now for over thirty years since the days we were organized by the South Hills Firemens Association. Each year, through your support the Honor Guard continues its mission to serve the fire companies, firefighters, and their families in Western Pennsylvania.

We realize this past year has been very difficult as we continue our duties during the pandemic. It is understood that this has resulted in many of our fellow organizations and fire departments struggling financially. In order to keep the mission and services of the WPFMHG continuing, if you have the means, please consider contributing to our annual fund-drive.

Please know that during these trying times and during this pandemic, the WPFMHG is still here to assist you with firefighter funerals, memorial services and the ceremonial details. We continue to make all our services, equipment, facilities, programs and manpower openly available to you and your department. Our mission to serve the fire companies in their darkest hours remains the front to our causes.

Through annual donations from our supporters, friends and brother & sister firefighters, we can keep going. Without this support, the Honor Guard would not be possible. We ask for your consideration to donate to our annual fund-drive. On behalf of our membership, we ask that you please consider continuing your support.

The Western Pennsylvania Firefighters Memorial Honor Guard is a 501 c3, non-profit regional organization that is headquartered in Allegheny County that provides various services to the Western Pennsylvania fire service community serving 13 counties. Membership is made up of thirty volunteers, representing firefighters from all points of our region. Besides Honor Guard duties, the WPFMHG offers a custom antique Seagrave Engine that is available to be used as a funeral caisson, have burial plots available at the Allegheny County Memorial Park, has a hall and meeting facility in North Braddock, and have several other special resources that we make openly available to you.

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The Western Pennsylvania Firefighters Memorial Honor Guard, Inc. is a 501 c3 non-profit organization that has a mission to support the fire departments and families of fallen firefighters, while educating the public of the dangers of fire.  The W.P.F.M.H.G. was founded in 1995 by Commander Martin J. Kauer.


The Honor Guard's main duty is firefighter and emergency service personnel funerals, but that isn't all that we take part in.  Our organization also provides other assistance to the fire departments and municipalities in the nine counties that make up our Western Pennsylvania.  Through our Division of Fire Prevention we offer our state-of-the-art Mobile Safety Training Unit to the regions fire departments, municipalities and community groups upon request.  A pivotal sector of our organization is the Division of Emergency Services that provides a loaner fire engine to requesting organizations, a Rehab / Mobile Command Unit and our Traffic Unit. 


Another aspect of the W.P.F.M. Honor Guard is our Pipes & Drums Band.  The WPFMHG P&D, under the musical direction of Pipe Major Nichole Kauer incorporate the fire service's Scottish and Irish heritage into the 21st century.  


The Western Pennsylvania Firefighters Memorial Honor Guard is available for your memorial services, funerals, parades and other events.  If interested please contact Commander Kauer, at 412-279-1641.



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Western Pennsylvania Firefighters Memorial Honor Guard
Allegheny County Station No. 386
501 Stokes Avenue
North Braddock, PA  15104
Phone: 412-279-1641