Fire Service Funeral Guidelines

Fire Service Funeral Guidelines

The Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs is pleased to offer its membership a Guideline on Fire Service Funeral Guidelines (FSFG) for all fire department personnel, including family members. The Guideline is broken into various sections, including a resource section and after the funeral section. This Guideline is yours to be used in part or whole depending on your department’s circumstances.

The Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs is offering a team of advisors (upon request) to oversee and assist the Fire Chief and members of the department that have lost one of their fire department personnel in the line of duty. The OAFC has established a hotline - 705-728-3199 - to call for assistance 24/7, 365 days of the year.


On behalf of the Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs, we would like to thank Fire Chief Andy MacDonald, the department’s chief officers and The Brampton Professional Firefighters Association of Brampton Fire & Emergency Services, for their willingness to share their Loss of Life Care & Support Guideline as a template to produce the OAFC Guideline and also provide guidance and oversight to the OAFC Line of Duty Death (LODD) Committee.


Chairman: R. Bruce Little
Fire Chief Andy MacDonald, Brampton
Fire Chief Phil Eagleson, Saugeen Shores
Fire Chief Tom Cartwright, Port Colborne
Deputy Chief Matt Pegg, Brampton
Deputy Chief Rick Monkman, Barrie

To download the guide, you must have Adobe Reader.  

 Attachment  Size
Fire Service Funeral Guidelines.PDF  1.77MB