Are most Departments and Chiefs receptive to a Chaplain program?
So I thought I would try to bring some life to the chaplain forum.
I have been on a vol. department for almost 6 months. I am currently serving as a local pastor in a small country church. I am really interested in beginning a chaplain program at our small department. Our chief seems really receptive to developing a chaplain program for our guys and I think it would be a good opportunity for me to see if I can get it going.
I am also considering it as a career in the future. My question:
Are most full-time departments receptive to the idea of a firefighter candidate interested in being a chaplain in addition to a firefighter?
I could think of no better way to help your department
Chaplains are only as benificial as they are able to relate to firefighters and the general public. I say GO FOR IT! Any department (regardless of size) would benefit. Just make sure you have good training!