AFFI Honor Guard Training

Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois Honor Guard Training information.



Honor Guard Oath

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



Here's what's new:

2020 Daniel J. Bower Commitment To Excellence Award was awarded to Mike Newton Local #3005.


Watch for events.

demoClick HERE to view our upcoming events for the year.


Illinois Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial/Medal of Honor Ceremony; May 11 - 12, 2020, Springfield, Illinois Cancelled

IAFF Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial; September 18 - 20, 2020, Colorado Springs, Colorado





AFFI Honor Guard Training

This is our Training Outlines.  These are designed to again keep consistency through out the State.  You can print up these Drill Sign-in Sheets to keep track of who attended your trainings.  The drop down items on this section will take you to the Districts.  The Districts section of the web site has the location and times  Click on the following for the PDF files to print.


To begin the new training year in the right direction Training is sending the Honor Guard Command Staff and District Command Staffs the training sign-in sheet. Training is asking this is the only form to be used for documenting trainings. This is a writable PDF file that we recommend you save to a computer as your master copy. For all trainings print this form and have the members sign in. Once the drill is over the Drill Captain responsible for the drill is to fill out this form save it and then email it to me with in thirty days of your training. Once Training documents who attended Training will send a confirmation email. Send/deliver the original copy to the district commander and Training will collect copies from the Commanders at Convention, Spring Commanders meeting and Fall Commanders meeting for the files.


With all of us documenting trainings this way, Training receives training sheets in a timely manner and Commanders will know how their districts are doing attendance wise. Commanders when your district is hosting convention please have all members working the convention sign a training sheet documenting they were at convention. There will be a separate Commanders Convention sign in sheet also. Training appreciates your assistance in documenting our members training attendance requirements.

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)


Training Outlines

Drill Sign-in Sheet

Illinois Memorial Assignments 2017-2026


If you have questions regarding your District drill, or eligibility to Convention please do NOT call the AFFI Office.  They will just direct you to your District Commanders.  Here are their e-mails:

District 1 Steve Perry

District 2 Robert Dunn

District 3 Alan Meyer

District 4 John Merino

District 5 Jeffrey Boetto

District 6 Eric Bentley

District 7 Phil Nedved

District 8 Tom Murphy




Proper wearing of Aiguillette


ARTICLE XI – Aiguillette, Pin and Campaign Bar
A. The aiguillette shall be worn on the left shoulder. The issued silver tip aiguillette shall be worn at all IAFF & AFFI HG functions, regardless of rank within your department, consistent with Article VI, Paragraph D.
1) The black and white cords of the aiguillette shall be worn out for an Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois member that died in the line of duty.
2) The black cord shall be worn out for any memorial service, an Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois member funeral that was not a line of duty death or a line of duty death of a fire fighter that was not a member of the Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois.
3) The white cord shall be worn out for any parades or flag postings that a Unit member participates in.
B. The Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois Honor Guard Unit pin shall be worn on the right breast of the uniform above all others.






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