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IAFF Local Honor Guard and Pipe/Drum Band

All IAFF Affiliate Honor Guards and IAFF Pipe and Drum Bands are again invited to participate in the 2014 IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial Observance in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  IAFF Honor Guard Commander Bruce Brown will serve as the U.S. West Coast Coordinator, IAFF Honor Guard Deputy Commander Brent Jones will serve as the U.S. East Coast Coordinator and IAFF Honor Guard Deputy Commander John Sobey will serve as the Canadian Coordinator.  Coordinating the Pipe and Drum Band will be IAFF Pipe Major Hunter Schappaugh. 

  Ground Rules 

To maintain the solemnity of the ceremony and to ensure the quality of the band, the IAFF has established some ground rules. Please click here to review the rules.

  Registration Procedures 

All Honor Guard and Pipe/Drum Band Unit Commanders and members are requested to individually register on the main registration page.  Also, please get in contact with the respective IAFF Honor Guard or Pipe/Drum Coordinator. 

  Scheduled Events   

On Thursday evening, September 17, 2015, at 4:00 PM there will be a mandatory meeting of all Honor Guard and Pipe/Drum Band members. 

On Friday, September 18, 2015, there will be a mandatory rehearsal at the Memorial Site beginning at 9:00 AM.

On Saturday, September 19, 2015, all Honor Guard and Pipe/Drum Band members will assemble at the Memorial Site at 7:00 AM for rehearsal and line-up.  The Memorial Service will begin at 11:00 AM.

  Further Information Contacts 

All IAFF Honor Guard Commanders West of the Mississippi River contact:

     Bruce Brown at Brucebrown@ocfa.org; Cellular (714) 651-7004; Station (714) 544-7462

 

All IAFF Honor Guard Commanders East of the Mississippi River contact:

    Brent Jones at mlwke911@gmail.com; Cellular (414) 659-3363

 

All IAFF Honor Guard Commanders from Canada contact:

     John Sobey at jsobey@ottawafirefighters.org; Cellular (613) 203-2220; Station (613) 526-1454

 

All Pipers and Drummers contact:
Hunter Schappaugh at hunter_s@wt.net; (713) 417-8348

  IAFF Pipe & Drum and Honor Guard Website 

The IAFF has developed and maintains a website, www.iaff.org/hs/pipes, for information on IAFF member pipe and drum bands and honor guards.  The site includes every IAFF affiliated pipe and drum band as well as IAFF affiliated honor guards that serve state and provincial wide.  Contact information is included as well as all music that is played during our memorial service.   If you need to update your band or honor guard information or if your band or honor guard is not included, please use this web-based tool.

 
 
 

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