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.
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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.