Is there a documented precedent on when and how long we should wear the mourning bands and lower our flags? Even if it is just a department policy that would be good. Currently our department wears the mourning bands for one week following a fire service death as well as lowering the flags. But at the rate that we are losing our brothers and sisters it looks like the bands will never come off and the flags will nver rise to the top. Please email me any precedents that you all might have.

Lt. Jeff Queen
Cedar Park Fire Dept.
Truck & Rescue Co. # 1