Discussion – "How Does Your Firm Handle First Responders?"

September 21, 2011
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I am currently in Bermuda giving a presentation on Social Media in Funeral Service at the Annual Wilbert Manufacturers Association meeting and the topic of First Responders was brought up. There was a great discussion amongst the 131 licenses represented at the meeting. There was even a police officer from Detroit, Michigan who spoke about how their department handles First Responders and all the training and details that go into making sure the death of an officer killed in the line of duty is handle respectfully and to perfection.

The question was raised by one of the Wilbert licensees about how funeral homes handle the death of First Responders (killed in the line of duty). Do you charge for your services? Are product (casket, vault, urn, urn vault) donated by the supplier and the funeral home?

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Please share how your firm handles the death of First Responders.

Ryan Thogmartin

CEO at DISRUPT Media and ConnectingDirector.com
Ryan Thogmartin is the Owner and CEO of DISRUPT Media. DISRUPT Media is a full service social media agency specializing in social media strategy, management and reporting for funeral companies. DISRUPT Media is the creator of the FUNERAL Social Design Process which is the only full service social media strategy program crafted specifically for the funeral profession.

Go to http://funeralsocial.com to find out more about the services we offer. Our clients who are apart of our FUNERAL Social Design Process are seeing an increase in post reach and engagement of over 300%.

Ryan is also the founder of ConnectingDirectors.com. ConnectingDirectors.com is the leading online daily publication for funeral professionals with a reader base of over 45,000 of the most elite and forward-thinking professionals in the profession. With ConnectingDirectors.com Ryan has created a global community through an online platform allowing funeral professionals to Stay Current. Stay Informed and Stay Elite.
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