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1 Illinois Corps of Fire Chaplains, Inc Orientation

2 Illinois Corps of Fire Chaplains, Inc 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

3 Illinois Corps of Fire Chaplains, Inc 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

4 Illinois Corps of Fire Chaplains, Inc Commitment to the Fire Service. Always ready All the time

5 Illinois Corps of Fire Chaplains, Inc 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

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

7 Illinois Corps of Fire Chaplains, Inc Really, though… What does a chaplain do?

8 Illinois Corps of Fire Chaplains, Inc 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.

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

10 Illinois Corps of Fire Chaplains, Inc Chaplain Duties 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

11 Illinois Corps of Fire Chaplains, Inc Chaplains are here for you… when you feel like you’re REALLY STUCK

12 Illinois Corps of Fire Chaplains, Inc When you need to unload

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

14 Illinois Corps of Fire Chaplains, Inc Or when things just go wrong…

15 Illinois Corps of Fire Chaplains, Inc Chaplains Train To Provide An Effective Standard of Care For Those We Serve Together

16 Illinois Corps of Fire Chaplains, Inc 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

17 Illinois Corps of Fire Chaplains, Inc 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

18 Illinois Corps of Fire Chaplains, Inc Salvation Army Salvation Army 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

19 Illinois Corps of Fire Chaplains, Inc 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

20 Illinois Corps of Fire Chaplains, Inc Why do we work with 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

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

22 Illinois Corps of Fire Chaplains, Inc Sounds like a good opportunity. How do we get started? 1.Go to your Fire Chief or MABAS.org and get a listing departments in your Division 2.Call each dept and ask for their Chaplain’s contact information 3.Invite all Chaplains and Chiefs together and discuss the program 4.Request help from the ICFC if needed 5.Work toward forming a Chaplain Committee within your MABAS Division

23 Illinois Corps of Fire Chaplains, Inc Professional Organizations For Chaplains Illinois Corps of Fire Chaplains (ICFC) Federation of Fire Chaplains (FFC)

24 Illinois Corps of Fire Chaplains, Inc How do I become a MABAS Fire Chaplain? Contact your local department Fire Chief and volunteer Talk to other MABAS chaplains about this ministry Contact the ICFC GOD BLESS YOU AND STAY SAFE!


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