Tag: Final Responders

Business Cemetery Cremation Preneed

Out with the old. . .

This article will be sent to Funeral Director Daily subscribers on the last day of 2021.  By that time America will have passed the 800,000 number of deaths due to Covid-19 and will have had more deaths in 2021 than in 2020.  That’s 800,000 individual human beings who have lost their lives and it is 800,000 times that the men and women of funeral service have answered the call to take care of these individuals. . . . individuals loved […]

Afternoon Edition

“Final Responders” PSA passes more than $5 million in advertising value

Last March a public service announcement (PSA) created by the International Cemetery, Cremation, and Funeral Association (ICCFA) Education Foundation began airing.  In early November the association announced that the PSA campaign has been one of the best in media history by, according to Nielsen TV research, being broadcast 7,955 times and viewed by an approximate 90 million people.  If one were paying for that exposure, Nielsen estimates that the approximate cost would be $5,109,982. According to Jim Price, ICCFA Educational […]

Business Regulations

Service above self. . . . the funeral director in 2020

As we move into the weekend we bring you some reading material including an article on how the indigent funeral program in Ohio has more requests than usual because of a combination of not only COVID-19 deaths, but an uptick in opioid deaths as well. We also bring you a video and news story out of Buffalo that tells of a crematory about to re-open after paying a fine and being temporarily shut down by the New York State Department […]

Business

Proud of our Profession

I’m writing this on Monday morning even though you are receiving it as the Wednesday edition of Funeral Director Daily.  The freedom to do that (write in advance) once in a while is what makes writing a daily article palatable.  I didn’t do a whole lot over the weekend although I did come across this feature article from the Los Angeles Times. The article, entitled “So many bodies. . . I lost count.  The grim business of moving Latino coronavirus […]