NEWTON FIRE DEPARTMENT HONOR GUARD
Newton Fire Department Honor Guard
Pictured Left to Right;
Steve Ashing, Mike Salyers, Blaine Lefler, Mike Browning, Ryan Volk & Calvin Swank
The Newton Fire Department is proud to announce the formation of 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, NFD Awards Banquets, 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 procession in this year's 4th of July parade was impressive. Leading the group was the Newton Firefighters Pipes and Drums group followed by the Newton Fire Department Honor Guard and numerous fire department vehicles.
Firefighter/Paramedic Steve Ashing made his debut performance marching in the 4th of July parade playing the bagpipes. Playing the bagpipes with Ashing is local resident Ron Husted. Husted has marched many years in the parade in Newton but this was the first time with a member of the fire department playing with him. Husted is the Founding Pipe Major of the Newton Firefighters Pipes and Drums and has been instrumental in the formation of the band.
Last summer the Honor Guard presented the colors at a race event on September 15 at the Iowa Speedway. To see a slide show from their presentation of the colors at the July 14th race event, click