The Irving Fire Honor Guard is the largest Fire Department Honor Guard in Texas. It has five divisions and 35 members. The Honor Guard represents Irving at civic events, parades, retirements, memorials and funerals. Members also honor fallen heroes across the Southwest by providing their families with the rich tradition of a fire department funeral service.
The Irving Fire Foundation honored this dedicated group with a Tilted Kilt fundraiser Wednesday evening at Las Colinas Country Club. Monica Ellington, who heads the foundation, put together an entertaining event where guests learned about honor guard traditions, enjoyed the singing of firefighter Les Pratt and got to taste whiskey and haggis. (The verdict: most didn’t like the beef entrails dish.) Helen Widener served as host and Gigi Peters created elaborate floral table centerpieces. Guests included Rep. Linda Harper Brown and husband Bill Brown, chamber president Chris Wallace and Christina Gears, who founded the foundation.