The guard of honour is the ceremonial group of the Service de sécurité incendie de Montréal (the Montréal fire department - SIM for short). It is composed of firefighters, managers, technical preventive measures officers and prevention officers.
The honour guard conveys and symbolizes the department's values: integrity, professionalism, respect and loyalty. It promotes the department in Montréal, across the province, across the country, and abroad.
It represents the department at official ceremonies and formal events, such as:
- Swearing-in ceremonies
- Medal ceremonies (exemplary service or acts of distinction)
- Civic funerals
- Commemoration of deceased firefighters
- Welcoming and accompanying dignitaries