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 Doors No
Post Colors next to casket Optional
Casket Guard Detail    Optional
Uniformed Walk through YES
Honor Guard Pallbearers Optional
American Flag on casket       Military Veterans Only
Badge Shrouds           No
Eulogy by Fire Service Optional
Bagpiper No
Fire service caisson No
Crossed Ladders No
Fire Service Procession One Truck
Apparatus bunting       No
Station bunting No
Bell Service     YES
Last Tone Optional
Bugler  No