Meet our Convention Speakers for Thursday, June 6th

Joe Ducey – Investigative Reporter for ABC 15 ABC15 Investigator Joe Ducey is an award-winning reporter and consumer advocate. He has been an ABC15 reporter since 2006. Joe concentrates on consumer investigative stories by exposing scams, rip-offs and deals just too good to be true. His journalist skills have earned Joe numerous awards including Emmys for Best … Read more

Air Quality Department Responds to Chucri Intiative

The following article is from the Office of Supervisor Steve Chucri: County Dust Permit Application Streamlined; Air Quality Department Responds to Chucri Initiative Today the Maricopa County Air Quality Department’s new, streamlined dust permit system is available online for the first time to the public. “This is an example of the work that can be … Read more

Emerge 2013: The Future of our Industry Speaker Line-up

Register for Annual Convention: [button link=””]Exhibitors[/button] [button link=””]Attendees[/button] Wednesday June 5th Time Activity 6:30 AM AFCCA Golf Tournament BreakfastSponsored by PBF Casket Manufacturing 7:00 AM AFCCA Golf Tournament at the Point Hilton Tapatio Cliffs – Lookout Mountain Course 12:00 PM AFCCA Golf Tournament Lunch 1:00 – 5:00 PM Suppliers set up at Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs … Read more

NFDA Advocacy Summit Report by Steve Palmer

ADVOCACY SUMMIT by Steve Palmer Wednesday & Thursday March 6 & 7, 2013 Washington, DC   Speakers: REP. STEVE SOUTHERLAND (R-Florida): He is a licensed funeral director and owner of the Southerland Funeral Home of Panama City. He spoke about Core competency; what you are most comfortable with? When you leave your core competency, things … Read more

2013 William Aaron Scholarship Recipient: Congratulations Hallie Keating

The AFCCA is dedicated to promoting the further development of professional, ethical, responsive death care providers that are a credit to the industry. This is why the  William Aaron Scholarship Program was created for current Mortuary Science students at Mesa Community College. Each year, AFCCA offers a scholarship to a 2nd year student, with a B … Read more

2013 Cemetery Maintenance Seminar Recap!

Wednesday, February 6th was the annual AFCCA Maintenance Seminar, where cemetery staff, supervisors, and managers gather to increase knowledge, learn new skills and hear about innovations when caring for cemetery grounds. This year’s seminar was hosted by Amie Gazda, General Manager of Valley of the Sun Mortuary and Cemetery. The grounds were beautiful and quite accommodating  … Read more

CNBC’s Documentary “Death: It’s a Living” Response

On Thursday, January 31, at 9 p.m. ET/PT, 8 p.m. CT, CNBC will air a one-hour documentary Death: It’s a Living, which explores funeral service, a business that CNBC says “everyone confronts yet few understand.” Without knowing exactly what this documentary will entail before it airs, we do know that respected funeral professionals from the NFDA and other funeral … Read more

VA Announces New Online Resources for Funeral Directors

Article Source: NFDA.Org Washington, d.C. – The Department of Veterans Affairs announced today the availability of the new online funeral directors resource kit. Funeral directors nationwide can use the kit when helping veterans and their families make burial  arrangements in VA national cemeteries. “We recognize that veterans and their families need compassion when they approach … Read more

2013 Cemetery Maintenance Seminar Speaker Line-up Announced!

Your AFCCA is excited to announce the line up for this year’s 2013 Cemetery Maintenance Seminar! “Bury, but not Buried” Trench Safety Precautions presented by Trafficade Work Zone “Avoiding Knicks and Getting A Close Pave”  Basic Road Maintenance Techniques presented by Cholla Pavement “Batteries not Included”   A Two-part Guide to Small Equipment Maintenance presented … Read more