Honor Guard

Chicago Heights IAFF Local 711


In Loving Memory:

John P. Tiberi
LODD May 6, 1974
Richard E. Foglietta
at rest April 11, 1998
Raymond Rossetto
at rest November 8, 2006
Brian W. Filippi
at rest April 24, 2010
Clark "Gene" Cookingham
at rest August 27, 2011
Dominic G. Cianchetti
at rest January 5, 2012
Roger "Chico" Franze
at rest November 28th, 2013
Thomas A. Labuda
at rest February 2, 2014
Maynard D. Kutz
at rest April 10, 2014
Bruce Green
at rest August 6,2017
Phyllis Petrongelli
at rest August 15, 2017

James Simone
at rest August 20, 2017
Louis J. Venditti
at rest February 18th, 2019

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Dear Members, please email
us if you know of someone we
may have missed, as we want
to honor all of our union family.

AFFI News:

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Chicago Heights IAFF Local 711 Honor Guard

AFFI Honor Guard

Chicago Heights Local 711 Honor Guard members are a part of the Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois Honor Guard.  The AFFI Honor Guard is the largest statewide union honor guard in the International Association of Fire Fighters across the United States and Canada.  Our Honor Guard Members represent Chicago Heights Fire Department and Chicago Heights IAFF Local 711 at Line of Duty Death funerals, participate in events such at the Illinois Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial in Springfield, the IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial in Colorado Springs, Co., local parades & events.  

The Honor Guard Oath:

To Honor,
To Cherish,
To Rember,
To Salute,
With Overhwelming Pride,
For you, My Comrade I will

2018 Annual AFFI Honor Guard Induction Ceremony

Local Commander Wendell Thomas, New inductee Tyler Zeibert, Training Coordinator Jewell Johnson, and Eric Ruskey. Not pictured First Shirt Matt Cervak.


2016 Annual AFFI Honor Guard Induction Ceremony

The AFFI Honor Guard has a Convention each January where we welcome new members, as well as train current members on ways of honoring our fallen comrades. Here are some shots of our Members at the Convention, including our newly inducted member.

HG Members

Matthew Shander, Wendell Thomas Local Commander, Jewell Johnson Training Coordinator, & Matt Cervak First Shirt.

3 HG Members

New Inductee







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