Odessa Fire Department History

Established in 1927

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Retired Firefighter Death Funeral

A death of a Retired Fire Fighter that occurs after they retire from Odessa Fire Rescue after 20 or more years of service is considered a “Retired Fire Fighter” death.  The funeral protocol shall be conducted in the same manner as a Non-Duty Death.

"Retired Firefighter" is defined as a - Retired with 20 or more years of service with this department.

To report the death of a "Retired Firefighter" call the On-Duty Battalion Chief at 432-257-0528



Honor Guards at DoorsNo
Post Colors next to casketOptional
Casket Guard Detail   Optional
Uniformed Walk throughYES
Honor Guard PallbearersOptional
American Flag on casket      Military Veterans Only
Badge Shrouds          No
Eulogy by Fire ServiceOptional
Bagpiper No
Fire service caissonNo
Crossed LaddersNo
Fire Service ProcessionOne Truck
Apparatus bunting      No
Station buntingNo
Bell Service    YES
Last ToneOptional
Bugler No