Passing of Geneva Battalion Chief Gavin Hayes


Brothers and Sisters,

It is with great sadness I inform you of the passing of Battalion Chief Gavin Hayes of the Geneva Fire Department. B/C Hayes was a charter member of Local 4287, and previously served on their Executive Board.

Although this is NOT an activation, Geneva is asking for Honor Guard attendance at B/C Hayes’ services. His services are as follows:

Wake: Friday October 22, 1500hrs-2000hrs at Chapelstreet Church- 3435 Keslinger Road, Geneva IL 60134. There will be a fire department walk through at 1900hrs. Honor Guard members should arrive no later than 1830hrs.

Service: Saturday October 23, 1200hrs at Chapelstreet Church- 3435 Keslinger Road, Geneva IL 60134.

Fire Department Honor Procession: Immediately following the service, to Oak Hill Cemetery-  799 N Bennett St., Geneva, IL 60134. Please contact the Geneva Fire Department if fire service apparatus will be participating in the procession.

Any questions should be directed to B/C Rod Johnson at Geneva Fire, (224) 760-9535.

Please do what you can to attend and show B/C Hayes, his family, and his department your respect.


Jay Coburn, Commander
AFFI Honor Guard
(708) 927-6568
[email protected]