On behalf of our instructors we would like to welcome you to the Milwaukee Honor Guard Clinic website. This year we are proud and excited to be offering our 10th clinic that provides professional training for emergency service honor guards from across the country.
Our honor guard training clinic was established in 2005 by members of the City of Milwaukee Fire Department and North Shore Fire Department Honor Guards with the specific mission of training and educating members of law enforcement, fire service and emergency medical service honor guards.
Our clinic is held each spring (usually in May) at the Milwaukee Safety Academy (home of the City of Milwaukee Fire and Police Academies). The academy is conveniently located approximately 3.5 miles West of Interstate 43 at 6680 North Teutonia Avenue.
We continue to be dedicated to preparing personnel from all emergency services to perform duties that may be asked of them as an honor guard.
During our clinic attendee’s receive expert instruction in:
X Basic and advanced drill and ceremonies (facing movements, marching, saluting, etc.)
X Posting, and retrieving of the colors (single or multiple flags)
X Posting, changing and retrieving of casket guards (one or two guards, final salute, etc)
X Casket team operations (pall bearer operations, casket movement, flag folding, loading / unloading, etc.)
X Basic and advanced planning for all types of honor guard operations (vehicle and personnel staging etc.)
We are lucky to have a very dedicated staff of expert instructors to provide both classroom and practical instruction during our clinic. These instructors all have 5 plus years of operational experience in their departments respective honor guards, several are Commander, Co-Commanders or Deputy Commanders of there honor guard units. Over the past several years many of our instructors have had the honor and privilege to participate in or assist with running funerals for our fallen brothers and sisters.
Currently we have instructors from the following departments on our staff:
X City of Milwaukee Fire Department (Wisconsin)
X North Shore Fire / Rescue (Wisconsin)
X Lincoln Fire / Rescue (Nebraska)
X City of Topeka Fire Department (Kansas)
We invite you to take a moment to visit each of the pages on our website which is full of valuable information and photos from our past clinics. We also invite you to contact us through our “contact us” page with any questions you might have.
Once again, thank you for taking the time to visit our webpage. We sincerely hope that you found our site to be interesting as well as educational.
Brent R. Jones
Brent R. Jones
Senior Instructor / Founder