Odessa Fire Department History

Established in 1927

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Line Of Duty Death of a Firefighter Funeral

A death that occurs on-the-job, or as a result of an illness that occurred while performing their duties (ie;  firefighter was disabled and is on workers compensation and dies of those injuries/illness) is considered a “Line of Duty Death” (LODD).  In either event, the death is a traumatic event for the family, relatives, and the members of the department.  On these tragic and usually sudden occasions, there are many details to consider when honoring the fallen comrade with a proper fire department burial.  A Line of Duty Death should get full funeral/burial honors as listed in this guideline.



Honor Guards at DoorsYES
Post Colors next to casketYES
Casket Guard Detail   YES
Uniformed Walk throughYES
Honor Guard PallbearersYES
American Flag on casket      YES
Badge Shrouds          YES
Eulogy by Fire ServiceYES
Bagpiper YES
Fire service caissonYES
Crossed LaddersYES
Fire Service ProcessionYES
Apparatus bunting      YES
Station buntingYES
Bell Service    YES
Last ToneYES
Bugler YES