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1 Illinois Corps of Fire Chaplains, Inc July 2009 Orientation

2 Illinois Corps of Fire Chaplains, Inc July 2009 IL MABAS Chaplain Program Leadership Team Fire Chief Curt Kramer Hampshire Fire Department Fire Chief Craig Haigh Hanover Park Fire Department Chaplain Jennie Swanson Hanover Park Fire Department Chaplain Darrell Coons Belleville Fire Department Chaplain Roberta Preston Octavia Fire Protection District

3 Illinois Corps of Fire Chaplains, Inc July 2009 Provide Holistic Care Effectively serve the physical, emotional, mental, social and spiritual needs of those we serve and protect

4 Illinois Corps of Fire Chaplains, Inc July 2009 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

5 Illinois Corps of Fire Chaplains, Inc July 2009 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

6 Illinois Corps of Fire Chaplains, Inc July 2009 Commitment to the Fire Service Always Ready to Serve Those in Need

7 Illinois Corps of Fire Chaplains, Inc July 2009 Emergency Responder and member of the Fire Service – ‘one of us’ Committed to serve and protect along side firefighters Trains to provide a Standard of Care for personnel and community

8 Illinois Corps of Fire Chaplains, Inc July 2009 Dependable, faithful, spiritually driven Not primarily a religious advisor – not faith specific Chaplain communications are private and confidential

9 Illinois Corps of Fire Chaplains, Inc July 2009 Role of MABAS & Influencing Organizations Local Jurisdiction Auto/Mutual Aid MABAS Divisional Responses Interdivisional Responses Locally established or agreed upon policies are utilized. Policies established by the Division are utilized. Policies established by Corporate MABAS are utilized. Illinois Corp of Fire Chaplains IFC NFPA NVFC ITTF

10 Illinois Corps of Fire Chaplains, Inc July 2009 Really, though… What does a fire chaplain do?

11 Illinois Corps of Fire Chaplains, Inc July 2009 Psychological First Aid We walk with people in the midst of crisis We then place them in the hands of their own support systems and needed care.

12 Illinois Corps of Fire Chaplains, Inc July 2009 5 Points Of Service 1.Firefighters and Staff 2.Command 3.Families of Personnel 4.Victims of Emergencies and Disasters 5.Fellow Chaplains

13 Illinois Corps of Fire Chaplains, Inc July 2009 A Link in the Chain Incident Includes Internal Support and Assessment (Chaplain and Peer Support) Pre-incident Education and Training Intervention Plan Determination Add External Support CISM/EAP/ Medical Services Continue Internal Supports Problem Mitigated? Follow up and Needs Assessment Continue Internal Supports

14 Illinois Corps of Fire Chaplains, Inc July 2009 Purpose of CISM (Critical Incident Stress Management) To mitigate the impact of a horrible event To accelerate normal recovery of normal people reacting to abnormal events*  CISM Debriefings should be conducted by a trained team *Northern Illinois CISM Team. Hanks, Timothy 1994

15 Illinois Corps of Fire Chaplains, Inc July 2009 Supports “Everyone Goes Home” Firefighter Life Safety Initiative #13 “Firefighters and their families must have access to counseling and psychological support.”

16 Illinois Corps of Fire Chaplains, Inc July 2009 Chaplain Duties Visits stations and shifts Responds to structure fires, deaths and critical incidents Makes hospital and home visits Prayerful support Performs weddings, blessings and funerals Attends meetings, invocations, events Participates in training

17 Illinois Corps of Fire Chaplains, Inc July 2009 Chaplains are here … when you feel like you’re REALLY STUCK

18 Illinois Corps of Fire Chaplains, Inc July 2009 When someone needs to unload

19 Illinois Corps of Fire Chaplains, Inc July 2009 Job Stress? Problems At Home? Cutbacks in the Ambulance Department have slowed response times. Yes Dear.

20 Illinois Corps of Fire Chaplains, Inc July 2009 Or when things just go wrong…

21 Illinois Corps of Fire Chaplains, Inc July 2009 Establishing A Standard Of Care

22 Illinois Corps of Fire Chaplains, Inc July 2009 Chaplains Train To Provide An Effective Standard of Care For Those We Serve Together Existing theological and pastoral training is NOT sufficient for this job.

23 Illinois Corps of Fire Chaplains, Inc July 2009 New chaplains do not always have the skills needed for this job Interviews, orientation, comprehensive training and a probationary period should be required

24 Illinois Corps of Fire Chaplains, Inc July 2009 Basic Training 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

25 Illinois Corps of Fire Chaplains, Inc July 2009 Advanced Training 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

26 Illinois Corps of Fire Chaplains, Inc July 2009 Salvation Army Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services 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

27 Illinois Corps of Fire Chaplains, Inc July 2009 Communications Determine what method works best for your department Pager Cell Phone Dispatch Tone-Out 2 Way Radio In order to help Chaplains must know when, where and how to respond

28 Illinois Corps of Fire Chaplains, Inc July 2009 MABAS

29 Illinois Corps of Fire Chaplains, Inc July 2009 Statistics/Accomplishments 140 chaplains in 33 Divisions MABAS committee structure in Divisions 2,5,11,12,13 (23 Structured) National leader in chaplain program development Extension to OEM and Homeland Security Chaplains Partnerships with local police chaplains and social workers

30 Illinois Corps of Fire Chaplains, Inc July 2009 The Division Chaplain Committee 3 Positions Chaplain Coordinator Chief Liaison Training Officer –Policy Development includes »Duties and Training »Committee Guidelines »Task Force Response

31 Illinois Corps of Fire Chaplains, Inc July 2009 RECRUITING A CHAPLAIN  Local pastor/priest  Deacon  Clergy group/Stephen’s ministry  Consider multi-faith needs  Consider Chaplain Team  3 magic ingredients…

32 Illinois Corps of Fire Chaplains, Inc July 2009 Professional Organizations For Chaplains Federation of Fire Chaplains (FFC) www.firechaplains.org Illinois Corps of Fire Chaplains (ICFC) www.ilfirechaplains.org

33 Illinois Corps of Fire Chaplains, Inc July 2009 How do I become a MABAS Fire Chaplain? Contact your local department Fire Chief and volunteer Talk to other MABAS chaplains about this ministry Begin training to learn and prepare for being called to this amazing ministry GOD BLESS YOU AND STAY SAFE!


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