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Orientation. What is Holistic Care?. People are by nature physical, emotional and spiritual* beings (*beliefs and values systems) We as emergency responders have a responsibility to serve and protect the whole person

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What is holistic care
What is Holistic Care?

  • People are by nature physical, emotional and spiritual* beings

    (*beliefs and values systems)

  • We as emergency responders have a responsibility to serve and protect the whole person

  • Chaplains serve this purpose by specializing in emotional and spiritual care


What is a fire chaplain
What is a Fire Chaplain?

  • Cares for the emotional and spiritual needs of personnel,

    families and community in crisis situations

  • Understands and trains in fire service culture and operations

  • Not shift based, available 24/7 on assigned days


Commitment to the Fire Service.

Always ready

All the time




Really though what does a chaplain do
Really, though… ‘one of us’What does a chaplain do?


Psychological First Aid ‘one of us’

  • We walk with people in the midst of crisis

We then place them in the hands of their own support systems and needed care.


5 points of service
5 Points Of Service ‘one of us’

  • Firefighters and Staff

  • Command

  • Families of Personnel

  • Victims of Emergencies and Disasters

  • Fellow Chaplains


Chaplain duties
Chaplain Duties ‘one of us’

  • Visits stations and shifts

  • Responds to structure fires, deaths and critical incidents

  • Makes hospital and home visits

  • Prayerful support of needs

  • Performs weddings, blessings and funerals

  • Attends meetings, invocations, events

  • Participates in training


Chaplains are here for you
Chaplains are here for you… ‘one of us’

when you feel like you’re REALLY STUCK


When you need to unload
When you need to unload ‘one of us’


Job stress
Job Stress? ‘one of us’

Problems At Home?

Cutbacks in the

Ambulance Departmenthave slowed response times.

Yes Dear.



Chaplains train to provide an effective standard of care for those we serve together
Chaplains Train To Provide An Effective Standard of Care ‘one of us’For Those We Serve Together


Basic training
Basic Training ‘one of us’

  • PPE & Fire Ground Safety/Operations

  • Incident Command System (NIMS)

  • Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM)

  • Pastoral Crisis Intervention

  • Line of Duty Death and FD Funerals

  • CPR and First Aid

  • Departmental Training Opportunities


Advanced training
Advanced Training ‘one of us’

  • Suicide Intervention and Postvention

  • Disaster Response Deployment Preparation

  • Grief Following Trauma

  • Stress Management For Emergency Responders

  • Family Education

  • Public Safety Officer Benefits

  • Communication and Team Effectiveness

  • Terrorism: Psychological Impact and Implications


Salvation army emergency disaster services
Salvation Army ‘one of us’Emergency Disaster Services

  • Preplanned resource

  • A Partner to MABAS chaplains

  • Offers CISM Training (ICISF) at a discounted rate through grant funding

  • Deploys Chaplains to Disaster Response

  • Provides Canteen and Rehab Services


Communications
Communications ‘one of us’

In order to help

Chaplains must know

when, where and how

to respond

Determine what method works best for your department

  • Pager

  • Cell Phone

  • Dispatch Tone-Out

  • 2 Way Radio


Why do we work with mabas
Why do we work with ‘one of us’MABAS?

SO THAT WE CAN…

  • Recruit, organize and train chaplains for effective service in departments and communities.

  • Establish MABAS Division Chaplain Committees

  • Establish policy for responding to large scale incidents

  • Create a effective standard of care on a local, state and national level


The division chaplain committee
The Division Chaplain Committee ‘one of us’

  • 3 Positions

    • Chaplain Coordinator

    • Chief Liaison

    • Training Officer

      • Policy Development includes

        • Duties and Training

        • Committee Guidelines

        • Task Force Response


Sounds like a good opportunity how do we get started
Sounds like a good opportunity. ‘one of us’How do we get started?

  • Go to your Fire Chief or MABAS.org and get a listing departments in your Division

  • Call each dept and ask for their Chaplain’s contact information

  • Invite all Chaplains and Chiefs together and discuss the program

  • Request help from the ICFC if needed

  • Work toward forming a Chaplain Committee within your MABAS Division


Professional organizations for chaplains
Professional Organizations For Chaplains ‘one of us’

  • Illinois Corps of Fire Chaplains (ICFC)

    • www.ilfirechaplains.org

  • Federation of Fire Chaplains (FFC)

    • www.firechaplains.org


How do i become a mabas fire chaplain
How do I become a ‘one of us’MABAS Fire Chaplain?

  • Contact your local department Fire Chief and volunteer

  • Talk to other MABAS chaplains about this ministry

  • Contact the ICFC www.ilfirechaplains.org

    GOD BLESS YOU AND STAY SAFE!


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