Firefighters Jordan Shaffer and Joseph Slaughter recently traveled to Illinois to attend Honor Guard training. Honor guard 101 is an intensive week long course for firefighters and police officers. Recognized nationally as one of the best Elmhurst Fire Department Training Academy in Elmhurst Ill just outside Chicago holds class twice a year. Previously Chief Ramey and BC Morris attended the class when the BCFD honor guard was first formedHonor Guard Training 101 is a 40 hour course taught in one consecutive week. Besides the traditional drill and ceremony procedures used for years by the military students are also trained in profession specific duties such as line of duty funeral procedures and parade etiquette. Students had the opportunity to display their accuracy and excellence as they participate in mock funeral ceremonies completed a standard competition course and passed review on the final day.Both Slaughter and Shaffer learned basic and advanced marching color guard protocol and execution rifle and parade tool manual of arms. Shaffer enjoyed meeting firefighters from all over the United States including Alaska and Arkansas. Slaughter and Shaffer will help deploy these tactic with the 12 other Honor Guard members. BCFD Honor guard has participated in the Bargersville Fall Festival Center Grove Homecoming Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial in Indianapolis and marched in the Johnson County 4H parade this year. BCFD would like to extend thanks to both firefighters for their dedication to the Honor Guard program.