MARSHFIED HILLS, MA: Capt Brad White, Founder of New England Burials At Sea, (NEBAS) trained and certified 26+ funeral directors at the recent June 25, 2014 summer meeting of the New Hampshire Funeral Directors Association at the Ashworth hotel in Hampton, NH in sea burial certification.The classroom training and competency test were taken by the attending NH Licensed funeral directors who had many questions that were answered via a power point presentation including shared at sea experience by Capt Brad and similar peer experience with several attending funeral directors.
Types of training:
The certificate of training compliance was granted after reviewing U.S. Coast Guard regulations, U.S. Navy regulations, EPA laws, State to State regulations, local town and city regulations and suggested funeral home best methods in the care and execution of at sea burials for scatterings of cremated remains and intact full body burials. Certification means that the attendee gained the general equivalency to be able to properly describe sea burial options with the basic understanding of rules, laws & regulations with using general good common sense passing a competency test on completion and earning their certificate.
The course was taught by Master Captain Bradford D. White, USCG License #12723, Mariner# 2724307.
Peter C. Morin, CFSP, Executive Director of the New Hampshire Funeral Directors Association said, “Capt Brad was very complete in presenting at this summer’s convention—many of our attendees did not know these options were available and how to offer this type of service to their families in need. Brad’s facts, figures and experienced know-how helped to educate our group, and we want Brad back for a future meeting to help reach more of our 200+ members.”
Capt White said, “It is always refreshing to share the vision of what sea burials are all about. In addition to the classroom hands on training, we developed and introduced www.CapChats.com, which is a website video series comprised of 14 short YouTube videos (and the list is growing) that answer the many similar FAQ’s of families from coast to coast who seek sea burials. The series was created by two experienced licensed USCG Captains, Brad White of Marshfield Hills, MA and Capt Ken Shortridge of San Diego, CA.”
White added, ” I look forward to our next scheduled training in Dallas, TX this August at the National Funeral Directors & Morticians Association, Inc’s summer meeting on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 from 5:15 PM-6:15 PM. Specifically addressing the convention on the topic: “And When You Look At The Water You Will Always See Me…Burials At Sea” to go along with the year’s theme “The Dawn of a New Day.”
About NEBAS– NEBAS is the best-known company in the U.S. for sea burials offering affordable, individualized and personal memorial ash scattering services and intact full body ocean burials from Maine to Florida and from San Diego to San Francisco utilizing a large selection of vintage, sport and luxury vessels according to client families’ preference. NEBAS also created, designed and manufactures the Atlantic & Pacific Sea Burial Shroud® for full body burials at sea.
About The New Hampshire Funeral Directors Association (NHFD):
All members of NHFDA must adhere to a strict Code of Professional Conduct outlining various ethical and Professional practices. All members are licensed and regulated by the NH Board of Registration of Funeral Directors and Embalmers and must meet requirements which include annual educational requirements, licensing standards and testing, and inspections of each funeral home. NHFDA also continues to support new regulations which favor consumer rights and education.
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