The links on this page will provide you with guidelines and recommendations that other Honor Guards and fire service organizations have used in order to help them prepare for a funeral.
In the future, the NHGCA will be developing recommended funeral response levels and guidelines. Check back for updates. If your unit or organization has Honor Guard SOG's/ SOP's or funeral procedures that you think might be of help to other units, please feel free to send them to us in either a MS Word document or in a PDF file.
This is a comprehensive 40 page PDF document that not only covers funeral procedures, but also covers all of the operating procedures of the units including the duties of the officers and uniform guidelines.
This is one of the most comprehensive set of funeral guidelines, it contains 30 sections that you can click onto individually to find information on guidelines such as casket movement to the various coordination positions. While this has been designed for IAFF use, it can easily be adapted for the volunteer fire service as well.