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Airdrie Fire Department Ceremonial Society

The AFDCS is a voluntary organization created in 2013, comprised of members of the department who wish to represent the Local, Department and the City of Airdrie.  We have established a "Ceremonial Society" as we hope to add a Pipe & Drum Band in the future.  Currently, 14 members from the suppression division make up the Honour Guard.  We also have a piper in training from the administration division.  Our executive includes a president, vice president, secretary and treasurer.  Our VP takes on the role of Drill Instructor, with other members of the executive filling in if needed.  The AFDCS holds monthly practices, adding extra practices as required for preparation of special events. The AFDCS operates with the full support of IAFF Local 4778 as well as the City of Airdrie Fire Department Administration.  

There are specific events that the AFDCS is mandated to attend:

  • All LODD funerals for AFD members
  • All funerals for active duty AFD members
  • All funerals of retired members
  • LODD funerals of emergency services personnel when funding is available
  • In the event that the Honour Guard is requested to attend additional events, it is brought forward to the members for discussion and sent to the Chief of the Department for final approval.