AFFI Honor Guard Training

Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois Honor Guard Training information.

 

Oath:

Honor Guard Oath

Written by Thomas J. Matousek Jr. Forest Park Local #2753

demoTO HONOR, TO CHERISH, TO REMEMBER, TO SALUTE, WITH OVERWHELMING PRIDE FOR YOU, MY COMRADE I WILL.

CurrentNews

Here's what's new:

Due to a change in schedule with the hotel, 2016 Convention will be held Jan.
29-31, 2016.  Please mark your calendars!

UpcomingEvents

Watch for events.

demoClick HERE to view our upcoming events for the year.

 
IAFF Fallen FF Memorial, CO, Sept. 17-19, 2015
24th Annual AFFI HG Convention St. Charles, January 29-31, 2016

 

 

AFFI Honor Guard Districts & Training Dates

 

The Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois Honor Guard is divided into 9 Districts, much the same way that the Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois State Association has the Stated divided by Districts.  These Districts are designed by geographical area for several reasons.  To begin, there is the Command Staff of the Honor Guard.  The Command Staff consists of the State Commander, who is similar to the Fire Chief of a Department.  They report directly to the President and Executive Board of the Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois State Association, as well as commanding the AFFI Honor Guard.  The State Commander is assisted by two Deputy Commanders, one from the upper and one from the lower part of the State.  In the event that there is a Line of Duty Death Activation and the State Commander is not available, one of the two Deputy Commanders will step in depending on which part of the State is in need of assistance.  The Secretary/Parliamentarian is responsible for taking care of meeting minutes during Conventions, as well as during any Commander's meetings.  They also are in charge of maintaining the books for the AFFI Executive Board.  The State Training Director is in charge of the Training Committee, which keeps track of trainings throughout the State.  They also meet regularly with the Training Committee to come up with new ideas for training evolutions. 

The next group of Districts are the 7 Districts that are divided up throughout the State based on geographic location.  Each District is led by a District Commander, who is in charge of that area of the State as well as reporting at the Command Staff meetings & Conventions.  They are assisted by a First Shirt, followed by Drill Captains who lead drills on different shifts during the year. 

District 8 is the Pipes & Drums, which covers the entire State of Illinois. After a member is inducted into the AFFI Honor Guard he may practice with District 8 and attend their drills but must also continue to fulfill their home District drill requirements. After four District 8 drills and showing competency on their instrument a member can then be inducted into District 8.  The 8th District Pipes & Drums holds at least monthly Drills, which are posted on this page.  Please check this page throughout the year to make sure your drill dates and times have not been changed or cancelled for any reason.

There are multiple trainings set up in each District, which are placed on this page to view.  Any active member can attend ANY Districts training.  For example, if your Department is based in District 5, but you live close to District 4, you can attend their drills.  You need to complete at least 2 trainings from the time Convention is over, until the following Convention to remain an Active AFFI Honor Guard Member.  If you are unable to attend, but wish to remain on the list for the Honor Guard, a $25 fee must be sent to the AFFI Office by the deadline for registration for that year's Convention in lieu of going to the Convention. 

Drill Captains usually set dates for training at Convention, and those dates are passed to the Web Master at that time.  However, some trainings are scheduled throughout the year so again, check back here often.  Also, signing up for the Newsletter will assist in being notified of any major drill announcements or activations.  If there is a LODD in your District, it is important that you are at that LODD if the Honor Guard is Activated by the AFFI President and family requested.  Please check this web site's home page if you have heard of an IL Union LODD for further updates, service announcements, and information. 

At the bottom of this page, there is a Google Calendar that you can have your events sync with your smart phone or Ipad.

District Commanders, First Shirts, or Drill Captains, please notify the Web Master for any updates or changes to your drill schedules.

 

Springfield Memorial Ceremony

NEW  in 2015, the training the day before the annual Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial in Springfield now counts as a drill. I have added that date to each of your Districts drill dates as a reminder to your District that they can attend that drill for credit.  The Memorial itself does NOT count as a drill, that was a mistake on my part.  It is the drill the day before ONLY that counts.  The days of the training & the Memorial itself is still on each District as a reminder.

 

Command Staff

 


State Commander: Jeffrey H. Bruno 
Kankakee Local #653

Northern Deputy Commander: Jay Coburn
Matteson Local #3086

Southern Deputy Commander: Curt Moffitt
Springfield Local #37

AFFI Honor Guard Secretary/Parliamentarian: Tom Willis
Lombard Local #3009

State Training Commander: Scott Mensing
Wheaton Local #3706
(E-Mail Scott Mensing with questions or training information,
copies of  training manuals, etc. by clicking here: )

State Training First Shirt: William Lambert
Lockport Local #1544

Northern Drill Captain: Joe Pryst
Skokie Local #3033

Southern Drill Captain: Bobby Williams
Metropolis Local #3367

 

 

 

1st District

 

 

1st District Commander: Steve Perry
Alton Local #1255

First Shirt: Matt Wiwczaroski
Granite City Local #253

Drill Captain: Rodney Hall
Edwardsville Local #1700

Drill Captain: Bobby Williams
Metropolis Local #3367

Drill Captain: Mark Mayfield
Edwardsville Local #1700
 

Training Sessions For 1st District: (NOTE: Shift Colors are based on a 4 shift schedule, 3rd Shift/4th Shift)

  • Wednesday, February 4, 2015 Gold Shift Black Shift 11:00 Metropolis 213 W. 7th., Metropolis 62960 Casket Management/Flag Folding D/C Williams

  • Wednesday, March 4, 2015 Black Shift Black Shift 11:00 Belleville 315 Carlyle Ave., 62220 Pikes & Axes D/C Hall

  • Wednesday, April 1, 2015 Red Shift  Black Shift 11:00 Murphysboro 218 N 10th St., Murphysboro 62966 Posting Colors/Color Guard D/C Williams CANCELLED

  • Wednesday, May 6, 2015 Black Shift Green Shift 11:00 Granite City 2300 Madison Ave., Granite City 62040 Caisson Loading/Casket Management D/CHall

  • IL Fallen FF Memorial Training Drill, May 11, 2015 14:00 Prairie Capital Convention Center, 1 Convention Center Plaza, Springfield, IL 62701

  • IL Fallen FF Memorial, Springfield, IL May 12, 2015 Line up 08:30

  • Wednesday, June 3, 2015 Red Shift Green Shift 11:00 Carbondale 401 North Glenview, Carbondale 62901 Group Movement D/C Williams 

  • Wednesday, July 1, 2015 Gold Shift Green Shift 11:00 Edwardsville 400 N Main St, Edwardsville 62025 Casket Guard/Flag Folding D/C Hall & D/C Mayfield

  • Wednesday, August 5, 2015 Red Shift Gold Shift 11:00 Metropolis 213 W. 7th., Metropolis 62960 Posting Colors/Color Guard D/C Williams

  • Wednesday, September 2, 2015 Gold Shift Gold Shift 11:00 Edwardsville 501 E. Edwardsville Rd., Edwardsville 62095 Group Movement D/C Mayfield

  • Wednesday, October 7, 2015 Red Shift Red Shift Murphysboro 218 N 10th St., Murphysboro 62966 Pikes & Axes D/C Williams

     

2nd District

 

2nd District Commander: Robert Dunn
Taylorville Local #3144

First Shirt: Tom Howard
Decatur Local #505

Drill Captain: Shain Harshbarger
Decatur Local #505

Drill Captain: Toby Jackson
Decatur Local #505

Drill Captain: Jamie Kincaid
Springfield Local #37

Drill Captain: Don Briddle
Quincy Local #63

Drill Captain: Kurt Lenoard
Springfield Local #37
 

 

Training Sessions For 2nd District:

 

  • Trainings will be held the 3rd Thursday of every month at Station 1 in DECATUR 09:00

Springfield:

  • Wednesday, March 11, 2015 Red Shift 09:00 Springfield FF Lake Club

  • Thursday, April 16, 2015 Red Shift 09:00 Springfield FF Lake Club

  • Wednesday, May 6, 2015 Black Shift 09:00 Springfield FF Lake Club

  • IL Fallen FF Memorial Training Drill, May 11, 2015 14:00 Prairie Capital Convention Center, 1 Convention Center Plaza, Springfield, IL 62701

  • IL Fallen FF Memorial, Springfield, IL May 12, 2015 Line up 08:30

  • Wednesday, July 8, 2015 Black Shift 09:00 Springfield FF Lake Club

  • Thursday, September 10, 2015 Red Shift 09:00 Springfield FF Lake Club

  • Thursday, November 9, 2015 Red Shift 09:00 Springfield FF Lake Club

 

 

3rd District

 

3rd District Commander: Alan Meyer
 Champaign Local #1260

First Shirt: Chris Hanson
Champaign Local #1260

Drill Captain: Kyle Hensch
Urbana Local #1147

Drill Captain: Randy Smith
Champaign Local #1260

Drill Captain: Adam Rupp
Peoria Local #50

Drill Captain: John Turner
Pekin Local #524

Drill Captain: Jim Buenrostro
Bloomington Local #49

Drill Captain: Matt Hill
Normal Local #2442

Training Sessions For 3rd District:


Urbana Training Dates:
All training will be held at ILEAS, 1701 E. Main, Urbana, IL unless otherwise noted.

  • Friday, January 9, 2015 Black Shift 08:30 ILEAS Posting Colors

  • Friday, February 27, 2015 Red Shift 08:30 ILEAS Casket Guard

  • Friday, March 27, 2015 Gold Shift 08:30 ILEAS Pikes, Axes, & Guidons

  • Friday, April 24, 2015 Black Shift 08:30 ILEAS Marching & Change of Direction

  • IL Fallen FF Memorial Training Drill, May 11, 2015 14:00 Prairie Capital Convention Center, 1 Convention Center Plaza, Springfield, IL 62701

  • IL Fallen FF Memorial, Springfield, IL May 12, 2015 Line up 08:30

  • Friday, May 22, 2015 Red Shift 08:30 ILEAS Casket Management

  • Friday, September 11, 2015 Gold Shift 08:30 ILEAS Caisson Procedures

  • Friday, October 30, 2015 Black Shift 08:30 ILEAS Drill & Ceremony



Pekin Training Dates located at: 3232 Court St. Pekin, Il 61554

  • Wednesday, February 25, 2015 Gold Shift 10:00 St. 1

  • Wednesday, April 29, 2015 Gold Shift 10:00 St. 1

  • IL Fallen FF Memorial Training Drill, May 11, 2015 14:00 Prairie Capital Convention Center, 1 Convention Center Plaza, Springfield, IL 62701

  • IL Fallen FF Memorial, Springfield, IL May 12, 2015 Line up 08:30

  • Thursday, June 25, 2015 Gold Shiftt

  • Wednesday, August 26, 2014 Red Shift 10:00 St. 1

  • Friday, October 16, 2014 Red Shift 10:00 St. 1

All Bloomington Trainings will be held at Located at G.E. Park/Union Park:

  • Wednesday, February 11, 2015 A/Black Shift 18:00 Training/Meeting Basic Movements/Drill & Ceremony/Marching

  • Wednesday, April 8, 2015 C/Gold Shift 18:00 Training/Meeting Pikes & Axes

  • IL Fallen FF Memorial Training Drill, May 11, 2015 14:00 Prairie Capital Convention Center, 1 Convention Center Plaza, Springfield, IL 62701

  • IL Fallen FF Memorial, Springfield, IL May 12, 2015 Line up 08:30

  • Wednesday, June 10, 2015 C/Gold Shift 18:00 Training/Meeting Flag Movements/Color Guard/Flag Etiquette

  • Wednesday, August 12, 2015 C/Gold Shift 18:00 Training/Meeting Casket Managment/Casket Guard/Flag Folding

  • Wednesday, October 14, 2015 C/Gold Shift 18:00 Training/Meeting Small Mock Drill/Putting it all together

  • Wednesday, December 9, 2015 B/Red Shift 18:00 Training/Meeting Open Topic/Convention Prep

Peoria Training Dates:

 

Central House 505 N. E. Monroe, Peoria, IL

        Laborer’s Hall 4509 N. Catalina Dr., Peoria, IL

  • Monday, January 21, 2015 Black Shift 11:30 Davidson Fulton, Pikes, Flag folding & Casket Guard

  • Monday, February 9, 2015, 2015 Red Shift 18:30 Laborer's Hall, Pikes, Pikes, Axes, D&C Commands

  • Wednesday, February 11, 2015 Black Shift 18:30 Station 11, Pikes, Axes, D&C Commands

  • Monday, March 9, 2015 Gold Shift 18:30 Laborer's Hall, Pikes, Flag Postings & Presentations

  • Tuesday, March 10, 2015 Black Shift 18:30 Station 11, Pikes, Flag Postings & Presentations

  • Monday, April 6, 2015 Black Shift 18:30 Station 11, Marching, Formation, & Corners (weather permitting)

  • Monday, April 13, 2015 Red Shift 18:30 Laborer's Hall, Marching, Formation, & Corners (weather permitting)

  • Monday, May 11, 2015 Gold Shift 18:30 Laborer's Hall, Casket Guard & Flag Folding

  • Tuesday, May 12, 2015 Red Shift 18:30 Station 11, Casket Guard & Flag Folding

  • IL Fallen FF Memorial, Springfield, IL May 12, 2015 Line up 08:30

  • Monday, June 8, 2015 Black Shift 18:30 Station 11 Flag Postings & Presentations

  • Monday, June 15, 2015 Red Shift 18:30 Laborer's Hall, Flag Postings & Presentations

  • Monday, July 13, 2015 Gold Shift 18:30 Laborer's Hall, Pikes, Axes, D&C Commands

  • Tuesday, July 14, 2015 Black Shift 18:30 Station 11, Pikes, Axes, D&C Commands

  • Monday, August 10, 2015 Black Shift 18:30 Station 11, Line Of Duty, Duty Related, & Retirees Death Guidelines (what would be needed)

  • Tuesday, August 11, 2015 Red Shift 18:30 Central House, Line Of Duty, Duty Related, & Retirees Death Guidelines (what would be needed)

  • September,  2015 Dates TBA - Memorial Site Practice (Time TBA)

  • October,  2015 Dates TBA - Memorial Site Practice (Time TBA)

  • Monday, November 2, 2015 Black Shift 18:30 Station 11, Meeting & Flag Folding

  • Monday, November 9, 2015 Red Shift 18:30 Laborer's Hall, Meeting & Flag Folding

  • December,  2015 Dates TBA Time TBA 

     

Champaign Local #1260 Training Dates:
 

*All training is open to any Local 1260 member interested in attending.  Unless noted, all training is scheduled for 16:00 hrs at Sta. 1

  • Tuesday, February 3, 2015 Red Shift Open Date

  • Tuesday, April 7, 2015 Red Shift Drill & Ceremony, Basic Marching, Marching in formation

  • IL Fallen FF Memorial Training Drill, May 11, 2015 14:00 Prairie Capital Convention Center, 1 Convention Center Plaza, Springfield, IL 62701

  • IL Fallen FF Memorial, Springfield, IL May 12, 2015 Line up 08:30

  • Tuesday, June 2, 2015 Black Shift Pikes & Axes, Local Union Responsibilities

  • Wednesday, June 23, 2015 Black Shift 4th of July Parade prep: Drill & Ceremony, Basic Marching, Marching in formation

  • Thursday, July 1, 2015 Gold Shift 4th of July Parade prep: Drill & Ceremony, Basic Marching, Marching in formation

  • Thursday, August 4, 2015 Black Shift Flag movemnts, Color Guard, Flag Ettiquette, Guidons

  • Tuesday, October 20, 2015 Gold Shift 09:00Casket Management, Caisson Procedures, Casket Guard, Flag Folding Sunset Funeral Home

  • Tuesday, December 1, 2015 Gold Shift Annual Meeting & Convention prep, Open ONLY to L1260 HG Members

Normal Training Dates:

  • Tuesday, February 3, 2015 Red Shift 18:30 NFD HQ at 1300 E. College Ave. Normal, IL Drill & Ceremony & Marching

  • Thursday, April 2, 2015 Gold Shift 18:30 NFD HQ at 1300 E. College Ave. Normal, IL Flag Movements
  • IL Fallen FF Memorial Training Drill, May 11, 2015 14:00 Prairie Capital Convention Center, 1 Convention Center Plaza, Springfield, IL 62701

  • IL Fallen FF Memorial, Springfield, IL May 12, 2015 Line up 08:30

  • Tuesday, June 2, 2015 Black Shift 18:30 NFD HQ at 1300 E. College Ave. Normal, IL Casket Guard
  • Tuesday, August 4, 2015 Black Shift 18:30 NFD HQ at 1300 E. College Ave. Normal, IL Pikes & Axes
  • Tuesday, October 6, 2015 Black Shift 18:30 NFD HQ at 1300 E. College Ave. Normal, IL Yearly Review

   

4th District

 

4th District Commander: Tim Moss
Oak Forest Local 3039

First Shirt: John Merino
Bolingbrook Local #3005
 

Drill Captain: Mike Bacon
Matteson Local #3086

Drill Captain: Joe Schuringa
Oak Forest Local #3039

Drill Captain: Mike Srnick
Orland Park Local #2754

Drill Captain: Fred Heller
Lemont Local #3966

Drill Captain: CJ Coburn
Matteson Local #3086

Drill Captain: Mike Nicholson
Matteson Local 3086

Drill Captain Mike Johnson
Bolingbrook Local #3005

Drill Captain: Sergio Calleros
Bolingbrook Local #3005

Drill Captain: Keith Carberry
Lockport #1544

Drill Captain: Tom Clifton
Lockport Local #1544

Drill Captain: John Matthews
Lockport Local #1544

 

Training Sessions for 4th District:

  • **Wednesday, February 11, 2015 Black Shift 08:30 Orland Fire- Fire St. 3, 15101 Wolf Road, Orland Park, Illinois 60462, Casket Mgt, Casket Guard, Flag Folding D/C's Schuringa/Clifton

  • Saturday, March 14, 2015 Red Shift 10:00 Homer St. 2, 16131 S. Bell Rd, Stations Drill D/C's Heller/Johnson

  • Saturday, April 11, 2015 Gold Shift 10:00 Lockport St. 6, 19623 Renwick Rd. D&C, Basic Marching, Group Movements D/C's Matthews/Carberry

  • IL Fallen FF Memorial Training Drill, May 11, 2015 14:00 Prairie Capital Convention Center, 1 Convention Center Plaza, Springfield, IL 62701

  • IL Fallen FF Memorial, Springfield, IL May 12, 2015 Line up 08:30

  • Saturday, June 6, 2015 Red Shift 10:00 Matteson St. 1, 3445 W. 211th St., Pikes & Axes, Local Union Responsibilities ND/C Coburn, D/C Bacon

  • Saturday, September 12, 2015 Black Shift 10:00 Boingbrook St. 4, 1111 W. Boughton Rd, Casket Mgt, Casket Guard, Flag Folding D/C's Calleros/Johnson

  • Saturday, October 17, 2015 Gold Shift 10:00 Oak Forest Galic Park, 6119 W. 147th St., D&C, State of the District DC Moss, D/C Merino

  • *Weeknight Drills
    **Weekday Drills


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5th District

5th District Commander: Luke Palermo
Franklin Park Local #1526

First Shirt: Jeffrey Boetto
Evanston Local #742

Northern Drill Captain: Joe Pryst
Skokie Local #3033

Drill Captain: Manny Lim
Wooddale Local #3594

Drill Captain: Shawn Collins
Buffalo Grove Local #3177

Drill Captain: Jeff Gove
Des Plaines Local #4211

Drill Captain: Scott Peterson
Elk Grove Local #2340

Drill Captain: Kendall Wilson
Skokie Local #3033
 

Training Sessions for 5th District:

     
  • Friday, February 27, 2015 Red Shift 09:00 Skokie FD St. #17, 8157 Central Park Ave, Skokie D&C, Basic Marching, Group Movements D/C Pryst & Wilson
  • Saturday, March 7, 2015 Black Shift 10:00 BGFD Station 26 - 109 E. Deerfield Parkway, BG. Posting Colors, Flag Folding D/C Collins
  • Friday, March 27, 2015 Gold Shift 09:00 Skokie FD St. #17, 8157 Central Park Ave, Skokie D&C, Basic Marching, Group Movements D/C Pryst & Wilson
  • Sunday, April 19, 2015 Red Shift 09:00 Wood Dale FD ST #68, 589 N. Wood Dale Rd. Wood Dale, IL 60191, Pikes & Axes (Bring Pikes & axes) D/C Lim
  • Saturday, March 21, 2015 Gold Shift 09
  • :30 Gurnee Fire St. 2, 6581 Dada Drive, Gurnee 60031 **Russ Constantino's Daughter Lauren is hosting this Girl Scout Drill, let's have a good showing of
    Brother's & Sister's to make our drill & their's great.
  • Friday, April 24, 2015 Black Shift 09:00 Evanston Fire St. #5, 2830 Central Street, Evanston, IL 60201 Flag Posting F/S Boetto
  • IL Fallen FF Memorial Training Drill, May 11, 2015 14:00 Prairie Capital Convention Center, 1 Convention Center Plaza, Springfield, IL 62701

  • IL Fallen FF Memorial, Springfield, IL May 12, 2015 Line up 08:30

  • Saturday, May 16, 2015 Red Shift 19:00 Wood Dale FD ST #68, 589 N. Wood Dale Rd. Wood Dale, IL 60191, Posting of Colors, Flag Folding (Origami for the Fire Service) D/C Lim

  • Friday, May 29, 2015 Gold Shift 09:00 Skokie FD St. #17, 8157 Central Park Ave, Skokie D&C, Basic Marching, Group Movements D/C Pryst & Wilson
  • Friday, June 26, 2015 Black Shift 09:00 Evanston Fire St. #5, 2830 Central Street, Evanston, IL 60201 Flag Posting F/S Boetto
  • Sunday, July 19, 2015 Gold Shift 09:00 Wood Dale FD ST #68, 589 N. Wood Dale Rd. Wood Dale, IL 60191, Pikes & Axes
  • Friday, July 31, 2015 Gold Shift 09:00 Skokie FD St. #17, 8157 Central Park Ave, Skokie D&C, Basic Marching, Group Movements D/C Pryst & Wilson
  • Sunday, August 9, 2015 Gold Shift 09:00 Wood Dale FD ST #68, 589 N. Wood Dale Rd. Wood Dale, IL 60191, Posting of Colors, Flag Folding (Origami for the Fire Service) D/C Lim
  • Friday, August 28, 2015 Black Shift 09:00 Skokie FD St. #17, 8157 Central Park Ave, Skokie D&C, Basic Marching, Group Movements D/C Pryst & Wilson
  • Sunday, August 30, 2015 Gold Shift 12:00 Buffalo Grove Days Parade, Basic Marching, Group Movements D/C Collins
  • Thursday, October 8, 2015 Gold Shift 18:30 Location & Topic TBA D/C Collins
  • Friday, October 16, 2015 Red Shift 09:00 Skokie FD St. #17, 8157 Central Park Ave, Skokie D&C, Basic Marching, Group Movements D/C Pryst & Wilson

6th Districtt

 

6th District Commander: Eric Bentley
Huntley Local #4106

First Shirt: Kris Kearns
Oswego Local #4773


Drill Captain: Matt Berg
Algonquin Local #3985

Drill Captain: John Paul Kilanski
Algonquin Local #3985
 

Drill Captain: Chris Diebold
Carol Stream #3192
 

Drill Captain: Steve Tomzik
Streamwood Local #3022

Drill Captain: John Raschke
Itasca Local #3461

Drill Captain: Art Rauch
Naperville Local #4302

AFFI Honor Guard Historian: Valerie Feld
Darien-Woodridge Local #3437

 

Training Sessions for 6th District:

 

  • Wednesday, January 7, 2015 Red Shift 09:00 Algonquin Flag Posting & Retrieving D/C Berg

  • Saturday, February 28, 2015 Gold Shift 09:00 Huntley Pikes, Axes, Flags C Bentley

  • Tuesday, March 10, 2015 Black Shift 09:00 Streamwood Flag Posting & Retrieving D/C Tomziks

  • Monday, April 13, 2015 Red Shift 09:00 Carol Stream Drill & Ceremny D/C Raush

  • Saturday, May 2, 2015 Gold Shift 09:00 South Elgin Flag Folding D/C Berg

  • IL Fallen FF Memorial Training Drill, May 11, 2015 14:00 Prairie Capital Convention Center, 1 Convention Center Plaza, Springfield, IL 62701

  • IL Fallen FF Memorial, Springfield, IL May 12, 2015 Line up 08:30

  • Wednesday, June 17, 2015 Black Shift 09:00 Itasca Casket Posting D/C Raschke

  • Saturday, July 25, 2015 Gold Shift 09:00 Elgin Pikes, Axes, Flags C Bentley

  • Saturday, August 8, 2015 Red Shift 08:00 Naperville Flag Posting & Retrieving D/C Raush

  • Wednesday, September 23, 2015 Gold Shift 09:00 Wheaton Drill & Ceremony D/C Kilanski

  • Saturday, October 3, 2015 Black Shift 09:00 Naperville Multi District Drill District 6 Staff

7th District

 

7th District

7th District Commander: Angela Diederich
 Moline Local #581

First Shirt:Phil Nedved
Rockford Local #413

Drill Captain: Nate Paxton
Moline Local #581
 

Training Sessions for 7th District:

 

  • Tuesday, February 24, 2015 Red Shift 17:00 Moline Central Fire Station, 1630 8th Ave. Flag Folding

  • Saturday, March 28, 2015 Black Shift 09:00 Moline Central Fire Station, 1630 8th Ave. Pikes & Axes

  • Saturday, April 18, 2015 Black Shift 09:00 Moline Central Fire Station, 1630 8th Ave. Topic TBA

  • IL Fallen FF Memorial Training Drill, May 11, 2015 14:00 Prairie Capital Convention Center, 1 Convention Center Plaza, Springfield, IL 62701

  • IL Fallen FF Memorial, Springfield, IL May 12, 2015 Line up 08:30

  • Wednesday, May 13, 2015 Red Shift 18:00 Moline Central Fire Station, 1630 8th Ave. Cancelled

  • Wednesday, June 24, 2015 Red Shift 09:00 Station 6 at 3329 W State St, Rockford Topic TBA

  • Thursday, June 25, 2015 Gold Shift 09:00 Station 6 at 3329 W State St, Rockford. Topic TBA

  • Saturday, September 5, 2015 Gold Shift TBA

  • Saturday, October 3, 2015 Black Shift TBA

 

8th District Pipes & Drums

8th District Commander/Drum Major: Mike Newton
Bolingbrook Local #3005

First Shirt/Drum Corporal : Brian Sleigher
 Lisle-Woodridge Local #2986

Pipe Major: Chris Coomes
Lombard Local #3009

Drum Sgt. : Andy Winckler
Naperville Local #4302
 

Click below to read the new AFFI Honor Guard 8th District Packet

AFFI Honor Guard Pipes and Drums Information Packet

For more practice music, click HERE


 

Training Sessions for 8th District:

 
  • Tuesday, March 10, 2015 Red Shift 10:00 PFPD Headquarters Campus, 23748 W 135th St, Plainfield, IL 60544
  • Tuesday, Apri 14, 2015 Gold Shift 10:00 PFPD Headquarters Campus, 23748 W 135th St, Plainfield, IL 60544
  • IL Fallen FF Memorial Training Drill, May 11, 2015 14:00 Prairie Capital Convention Center, 1 Convention Center Plaza, Springfield, IL 62701

  • IL Fallen FF Memorial, Springfield, IL May 12, 2015 Line up 08:30

  • Saturday, June 27, 2015 Red Shift 10:00 Skokie Station 17, 8157 Central Park Avenue Skokie, IL 60077
  • Tuesday, July 7, 2015 Gold Shift 10:00 PFPD Headquarters Campus, 23748 W 135th St, Plainfield, IL 60544
  • Monday, August 17, 2015 Black Shift 19:00  Naperville Band Shell, 104 E. Benton, Naperville
  • Tuesday, September 29, 2015 Gold Shift 10:00 PFPD Headquarters Campus, 23748 W 135th St, Plainfield, IL 60544
  • Tuesday, October 27, 2015 Gold Shift 10:00 Naperville Band Shell, 104 E. Benton, Naperville
  • Saturday, November 14, 2015 Red Shift 10:00 Skokie Station 17, 8157 Central Park Avenue Skokie, IL 60077
  • Tuesday, December 15, 2015 Red Shift 10:00 PFPD Headquarters Campus, 23748 W 135th St, Plainfield, IL 60544
  • Tuesday, January 12, 2016 Gold Shift 10:00 PFPD Headquarters Campus, 23748 W 135th St, Plainfield, IL 60544

 

 

 
Pipes and Drums of the Associated Firefighters Of Illinois perform amazing grace at 2011 state Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial
& Medal of Honor Ceremony.

 


Colorado Springs IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial 2005
The back row (r-l) Jim Collins-Naperville, John Adair-Naperville, Chris Coomes-Lombard and George Drobney-Downers Grove.  The front row (r-l) Mike Dickinson-Naperville,
Jeff Duhoski-University Park and Mike Newton-Bolingbrook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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