Recruit and train volunteer fire/rescue and police chaplains
The director meets with potential volunteer chaplains to explain the job responsibilities, ministry opportunity, training, and accountability. Regular meetings with all volunteer chaplains provide job training, skill improvement, and personal support.
Provide support to fire/rescue and law enforcement personnel
The director and volunteer chaplains visit fire and police departments regularly for informal discussions during regular personnel duties, or individual appointments. Emergent crisis interventions are also made with personnel who have experienced a traumatic event or life challenge on or off duty.
This team responds to critical incident stress needs of emergency services personnel throughout SE Washington State. The team may be called upon at any time to provide group or individual stress interventions with emergency personnel including fire, EMS, police, rescue, dispatch and hospital. They may also serve schools, businesses, public agencies, churches and other groups, as well.
The director and approved members of CSN travel regionally and throughout North America teaching Fire/Rescue and Police Chaplaincy, Critical Incident Stress Management and related topics to Emergency Services personnel, clergy, chaplains, healthcare workers, mental health professionals, and other related groups.
A team of trained volunteers called Community Second Responders (C2R) provide follow-up visits to those who have experienced an emergent crisis in their home (fire, flood, death in home, fatality accident, etc.) in the weeks and months following the event. C2R teams interface with other community providers and volunteers to help meet the needs of the victims.
Our Modus Operandi
Chaplain Services Network responders aim to express God’s love for people through helping to meet the basic needs of crisis victims. We strive to meet the victim where they are physically, emotionally, cognitively, behaviorally, and spiritually/religiously; to work from the victim’s frame of reference, not from that of the chaplain or responder.