FCA affiliates have formal commitments with reputable licensed Funeral Directors to provide cremation or burial services for a pre-determined maximum cost. That cost is almost always lower than the cost to the general public. When you join, you have to outline your disposition preferences upon death. Do you want direct cremation, direct cremation with memorial service, direct burial, direct burial with graveside service or do you want a complete funeral? Maybe you want to donate your body to science at a medical teaching facility?
A person’s cremated remains must be scattered by a licensed cemetery, cemetery broker, crematory, registered cremated remains disposer, funeral establishment staff member or a family member.
Aquamation – also known as biocremation, resomation, flameless cremation, and water cremation – uses alkaline hydrolysis to dispose of human or animal remains. Touted as an eco-friendly alternative to cremation, it uses a heated alkaline solution to break down the body, leaving behind only the skeleton.
This information is from the Consumer Guide to Funeral and Cemetery Purchases https://www.cfb.ca.gov/consumer/funeral.shtml CREMATION INFORMATION California law requires written acknowledgment of the following disclosure when cremation is to take place: "The human body burns with the casket, container, or other material Read More →
YOUR MEMBERSHIP ENTITLES YOU TO: Information and educational materials about cremation and burial options. Planning documents to authorize your choice of final arrangements. Several newsletters each year to keep you up to date on what is going on with your Society. Discounted Read More →
When you are a member of the San Diego Memorial Society you are covered while traveling within the United States. That is because the San Diego Memorial Society is a member of the Funeral Consumers Alliance. The goal of Funeral Consumers Alliance Read More →