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    How long is it customary to wear the black bands around the badge when somebody on the department passes? how long is it considered respectful or such?

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    We generally wear them from the date of incident until they are in the ground. After that, get on with living.
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    What my Brother from Memphis said, is what we do!

    There is always an exception and this would be dictated from the Chief of the Department.
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    Originally posted by MemphisE34a
    We generally wear them from the date of incident until they are in the ground. After that, get on with living.
    Same here
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    Originally posted by MemphisE34a
    We generally wear them from the date of incident until they are in the ground. After that, get on with living.
    Ditto.
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    Does it matter whether or not it was a LODD?

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    Originally posted by MemphisE34a
    We generally wear them from the date of incident until they are in the ground. After that, get on with living.
    Same

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    From time of death until after the funeral. That could be at the end of the service, or at the end of that day. LODD could be an exception, especially if you are in a situation where there may be a "Memorial Service" that is delayed for some reason (had it happen near here once where three firefighters were killed in a silo explosion. Three separate "family" funerals were held, followed by a community memorial service to remember all three was held a few days following).

    In reality, it is at the discretion of the Chief who dictates the "Uniform of the Day". If the Chief feels it appropriate to extend the mounring period, so be it.
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    We go a week after the funeral. Same with flag at half mass

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    We generally wear them from the date of incident until they are in the ground. After that, get on with living.

    Same here....
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    I know of two options:

    1) Like has been stated, from the time the guy goes down to the time of the funeral.

    2) Surrounding Departments do the above, but the department that had the LODD keeps them on for a full 30 days.

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    Originally posted by fireguy919
    Same with flag at half mass
    That would be half STAFF if it is on land and...
    half MAST if it is on a sea vessel...

    And, while it is seldom followed correctly, only the President of the United States may order the United States flag to be displayed at half staff as stated in The United States Code, Title 4, Chapter 1, Section 7m.
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    We do 30 days for both mourning bands AND half staff..
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    Originally posted by MemphisE34a
    We generally wear them from the date of incident until they are in the ground. After that, get on with living.
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    Unless the Chief deems otherwise.
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    Originally posted by StLRes2cue
    I know of two options:

    1) Like has been stated, from the time the guy goes down to the time of the funeral.

    2) Surrounding Departments do the above, but the department that had the LODD keeps them on for a full 30 days.
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