Thursday, October 06, 2005

Become a TSA Funeral Home Partner and become part of this important initiative.

Funeral Home Partners:
The Transportation Security Administration has implemented a new procedure affecting those passengers attempting to transport a crematory container on airplanes as carry-on baggage.

Passengers are still allowed to carry-on a crematory container, but the container MUST first pass through the x-ray machine. If the container is made of a material that generates an opaque image and prevents the security screener from clearly being able to see what is inside, then the container will NOT be allowed through the security checkpoint.

In respect to the deceased, under NO circumstances will a screener open the container even if the passenger requests that this be done. Documentation from the funeral home is no longer sufficient to carry a crematory container through security and onto a plane.

As a result of this policy the TSA would like to partner with funeral homes throughout the country to accommodate passengers transporting remains via air travel. To ensure that a TSA screener can successfully x-ray the crematory container’s contents, the TSA recommends that remains be transported in containers constructed of light-weight materials such as cardboard, plastic, or wood.

We realize that containers made of these materials may not be desirable as the container used to permanently house the remains of a passenger’s loved ones; however, it can be used as a temporary container to transport the remains to their final destination.

Using such a solution, passengers are ultimately faced with the dilemma of how to transfer the remains from the temporary container to the permanent container.

The TSA Solution:

Form a voluntary partnership with willing funeral homes. TSA Funeral Home Partners agree to offer a complimentary "Remains Transfer Service" at no charge to the traveler. This allows the passenger to obtain a temporary "security friendly" container for transporting the remains via air travel and in addition purchase a permanent container that can be made of any material they desire.

Once the passenger reaches their final destination they can contact their local "TSA Funeral Home Partner" and have the remains transferred free of charge.

Please share this program and the new TSA crematory container policy with your patrons to help extend TSA's public outreach and education efforts.

Benefits to Our Funeral Home Partners:

Your business will be listed as a Funeral Home Partner on our website and will include a link to your website.

You may post the TSA website link on your website and advertise that you are a TSA Partner to encourage those seeking this service to visit your establishment.

Funeral Home and Cremation websites that list area or nationwide Funeral Homes can advertise that your establishment offers this service and that you are a TSA partner.

This partnership allows you to get possible buyers in the door where you can sell the traveler a permanent crematory container at the point of their final destination.

You will be performing a service for the public that will be appreciated, remembered, and possibly reflected in future funeral service or crematory container purchases.


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