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Jeremy Hurd's Blog – September 2014 Archive (2)

First Steps to Beginning a Fire Chaplain Program

If you have noticed the need for a chaplain program (and if you are in a fire department that has no chaplain then you have a need . . .), then it’s time to do something about it. We all know that many of the greatest feats, inventions, successes, and accomplishments have come from one person with a simple idea, a single-minded focus and determination, and a willingness to take one step and continue following the path laid out before him or her until the goal was met. A chaplain program is…

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Added by Jeremy Hurd on September 14, 2014 at 6:02pm — No Comments

How To Start A Chaplain Program

One of the time-honored traditions of the fire service is the local fire department chaplain. Often it is the local priest, and FDNY is a great example of this type of chaplaincy. However, what I’ve come to realize is that there are many types of chaplain programs out there in our fire service. There are full-time paid chaplains who care for the spiritual and emotional needs of the fire department personnel 24/7. There are volunteer clergy (pastors, rabbis, priests, etc), who give their time…

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Added by Jeremy Hurd on September 9, 2014 at 10:27am — 1 Comment

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