1. #1
    MembersZone Subscriber

    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Sunbury, PA USA
    Posts
    2

    Default Non LODD Funeral Protocol

    I am a member of my department's memorial committee. Last October a past chief died non-LODD and we had to scramble to set up the funeral. There were some long hours of debating minor issues basically because we had no guide for a funeral. After this I was charged with the task of developing a protocol for our department. I want to do the right thing and have it set up according to the "book". I have two problems. First, what does the "book" say, and second, am I reinventing the wheel? If there is something available out there that any knows of? I would be overjoyed to find it! Thanks!

  2. #2
    Fire Chaplain
    IACOJRev's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    SE Michigan
    Posts
    534

    Default

    Check out the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation's website at www.firehero.org

    Rev.
    Resident Chaplain of the IACOJ

  3. #3
    Forum Member

    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    1

    Default Funeral Protocol

    It's been over 6 months since you posted your original question, so I hope this information is still helpful. The Federation of Fire Chaplains has guidelines for Fire Service Funerals. It can be found at the following web address:

    http://www.firehero.org/s567/images/...ual--final.pdf

    These guidelines cover LODD, as well as active and retired member funerals. Should you have any other questions feel freee to send me an E-mail.

    Chaplain Kirkpatrick, BTFD

  4. #4
    MembersZone Subscriber

    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Sunbury, PA USA
    Posts
    2

    Default Much Appreciated

    Yes, this will be helpful. Although this is something that requires some delicate words and understanding of the family's needs, I truly want the procedures followed because doing something right may be the best tribute that we can provide.

    Thanks.
    MCOX
    Chairman, SFD Memorial Committee.

  5. #5
    Forum Member

    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    1

    Talking Newly Appointed Chaplain

    I was recently appointed as Chaplain for Summit Fire Department in Flagstaff, AZ.
    I am an ordained clergy and this is a new program for Summit. I would welcome any suggestions.
    Thanks!

  6. #6
    MembersZone Subscriber

    Join Date
    Feb 1999
    Location
    Inverness, Mississippi, USA
    Posts
    1
    Danny Lee Prater, D.Min
    Fire Service Chaplain
    Chief Deputy Fire / EMA Coordinator
    Sunflower County, Mississippi

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Log in

Click here to log in or register