A flag is furled (rolled) for casing (sliding a cover over the flag). When the flag is uncased, it is unfurled (unrolled) immediately. A furled flag is not formally carried and presented as is shown in this photo.
The room was probably small and crowded. In that case, the flag should have been carried at the ceremonial position of Port and if the ceiling was too low to allow the staff to be carried vertically, then Angle Port is the answer. Both of these positions are fully explained in my book, The Honor Guard Manual. At a minimum, the bearer could have read in the Colors section of MCO 5060.20 about carrying at Trail Colors and the description of Angle Port to get through doorways, even though it is not officially called Angle Port in the MCO.
The Spread Eagle (this is a Flying Eagle in the top photo) is for the office of the President only. That is a military standard, first responders get all of their color guard protocol from military manuals, and this is a standard that should be followed. Flag companies really need to get with this standard and stop pushing eagle finials. Spread, Flying, or Landing Eagle, should not be used.
The bearer of the American flag also never renders any kind of salute*. This woman is executing a guidon bearer’s personal salute. A guidon bearer, when outside of a formation, does not salute with the guidon, that would be unsafe. Instead the left arm is brought across the torso, forearm horizontal and fingers extended and joined, to render a salute when required.
For posting this photo and writing about it: education and training- and that’s it. This picture shows a lack of training and pointing out the mistake is not meant to tear down, but to educate. The more we can learn by others’ mistakes, the hopefully less mistakes we all will make. I love the uniforms, by the way.
*This is why the MCO states that the national bearer does not turn their head for Eyes Right/Left when at Carry/Right Shoulder (it’s a form of salute). This is for the Marine Corps, Navy, and Coast Guard. The Army, Air Force, and Space Force national bearer turns their head (I do not think they should, but this is the standard).
Updated June 2022