The Newton Fire Department, in partnership with the Jasper County Sheriff's Office, manages and leads an Honor Guard. The purpose of the Honor Guard is to be a ceremonial unit of the Newton Fire Department. Specifically, the Honor Guard will be present for the following functions: the annual September 11 Memorial Service, any NFD or other fire department funeral service, and other functions by request. To request our Honor Guard for your function, please send an e-mail request to the Newton Fire Department's Administrative Supervisor.
Ron Husted, a local Newton resident, plays bagpipes with the Honor Guard at many of their appearances. Husted is the Founding Pipe Major of the Newton Firefighters Pipes and Drums and has been instrumental in the formation of the band.