Daily Lunch - Our food vendors

The Funeral Operations School was organized in in 2017 and executed it's inaugural class in 2018.  This school is designed to provide specific high level operational training for all types of funerals that an emergency services honor guard could potentially encounter.  Like the Milwaukee based Honor Guard Clinic our instructors selected to teach this school have extensive operational backgrounds and are subject matter experts in the portions of the school that they are teaching.  

The Funeral Operations School is a one (1) day intensive hybrid course consisting of comprehensive classroom, table-top, and off-site practical training.  

Some of the topics that are covered in this one (1) day course are listed below.  

  • The differences in funeral types and what honors should be rendered for each.  (Ie. Line of Duty - L.O.D.D., Active Duty, Retiree, and VIP.)  
  • Interface with clergy, funeral director, and cemetery staff.
  • Staging of personnel, apparatus, and other critical assets during visitation, funeral service, and committal services at the cemetery.
  • Route planning and interface with local law enforcement as it relates to the procession.
  • Over all honor guard operations from time of initial notification, through visitation, service and committal and after care.

During this school morning refreshments, coffee, and lunch are included in the cost of the registration.  During our inaugural class this past year we were proud to offer our students food from Firehouse Subs and Buddy's Pizza and amazing bakery items from Mama Jones Bakery.