Video: Starting a Fire Department Chaplain Program

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The Firefighters Support Foundation (FSF) has released a new training program on starting a fire department chaplain program 

“Our Starting a Fire Chaplain program address all the questions that public safety management and line personnel have about starting a chaplain program,” says FSF President David Kenik. “While this program talks the chaplains in the fire service, it really talks to the issues of starting a chaplain program in any public safety organization, including police, EMS, and so on”.

The program consists of a 30-minute video presentation and an accompanying PowerPoint presentation. The presenter is Chaplain Steve Brodehl of the Hillsboro (OR) fire and police agencies. Chaplain Brodehl is a national figure in the chaplain community.

Covered topics include: what a chaplain does, how the chaplain serves both agency personnel and citizens, how to choose a chaplain, and more, and it addresses head-on the issue of religion, all in Chaplain Brodehl’s lively and engaging manner.

“We were motivated to produce this program when we realized that no agency we knew of  had discontinued a qualified chaplain program, and several fire fighters enthusiastically told us that their chaplains were immense assets to their agencies,” says Kenik.

The program is free to all members of public safety and emergency management agencies. Watch below, or download as an MPG HERE. Get the associated PowerPoint HERE.

Send comments and feedback about these training programs to [email protected].

About the Firefighters Support Foundation

The Firefighters Support Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization dedicated to assisting firefighters, emergency management, EMS, and Search & Rescue personnel perform their jobs effectively and safely. They also set aside a portion of their funds to aid underfunded agencies and assist families of fallen firefighters. More at www.ffsupport.org.