I'd like to welcome you to the Funeral Operations School section of the website.  Here you can learn about what our Funeral Operations Schools is all about.  Please feel free to contact us through the "Contact Us" page if you have any questions we can answer for you.  

For the family, with honor, respect, and compassion


Founder & Lead Instructor

"Semper Fi"


The School

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 two (2) day intensive hybrid course consisting of comprehensive classroom, table-top, and off-site practical training.  

Some of the topics that are covered in this two (2) 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.

Professional Networking

During the clinic we offer several evening events to facilitate professional networking.  We believe that our clinic creates a very unique environment that conducive to professional relationship building.  Providing voluntary social events in the evening such as a welcome on Thursday evening, a Milwaukee Brewers Game (where our attendee's presenting the colors), and a Saturday evening departure gathering, provide a relaxed environment that attendee's from fire, police, and ems agencies from across the United States and Canada can share experiences, exchange contact information, and discuss agency specific training.  We have found year after year that this creates an amazing bond between our attendees.  

Food Purveyors

 Over the last 14 years we have had the amazing opportunity to work with several local and national chain restaurants to provide our noon meals.  These include but are not limited to.  Carrabba's Italian Grill, Mama Mia's Italian Restaurant, Buddy's Pizza and Steak, Firehouse Subs, Wicked Urban Grill, Mr. Tony's BBQ, Brew City F.O.O.L.S., Greater Milwaukee Fire & Police Pipes & Drums, and Mama Jones Bakery.  Needless to say, our attendee's, instructors, VIP's, and guests eat very very well during this three day clinic.