This month: The 2014 NFDA Nashville International Convention & Expo
Rob Moore Installed as President of the National Funeral Directors Association
For Immediate Release: October 14, 2014
Brookfield, Wis. – Robert "Rob" C. Moore IV, CFSP, CCO, of Moore's Home for Funerals in Wayne, N.J., was installed today as president of the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA). The installation took place during the House of Delegates Meeting during the 2014 NFDA International Convention & Expo, October 12-15 in Nashville, Tenn.
Consumer Preference for Cremation Expected to Surpass Burial in 2015
For Immediate Release: October 13, 2014
Brookfield, Wis. – The rate of cremation is projected to surpass that of burial in 2015 according to a new report on the state of cremation released by the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) during the Opening General Session of its annual International Convention & Expo. The 2014 NFDA Cremation and Burial Report: Research, Statistics and Projections features statistics and in-depth analysis of consumer attitudes toward cremation.
Get VA Benefit Updates By Email
Posted: October 8, 2014
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), National Cemetery Administration recently began sending electronic updates regarding important memorial benefits for veterans through GovDelivery, an electronic e-mail distribution system.
The NFDA Cremation Certification Program is Coming to Ohio
With the increasing rate of cremation, it's more important than ever for you to be fully prepared to serve families that choose cremation. That includes having a firm grasp on your professional and ethical responsibilities to the families you serve. NFDA's new Certified Crematory Operator (CCO) Program was developed for all funeral professionals, whether they use a third-party crematory, own or operate their own crematory, or are thinking of owning a crematory. After completing the program, you will have a thorough understand your legal and ethical obligations during the entire cremation process, from the moment you take a decedent into your care, until you return the cremated remains to the family. Register now for the October 23 CCO seminar in Mansfield, Ohio.
Latest Information: CDC’s Post-mortem Ebola Guidance
Updated: October 8, 2014
As you may have heard, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Tuesday, September 30 that a patient being treated at a Dallas, Texas, hospital was the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States. While all of the patients who have contracted Ebola and been brought to the U.S. for treatment have fully recovered, it's important to be informed and prepared should a death occur. NFDA has resources on its website (guidelines from the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) on the post-mortem care of Ebola victims.
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