FD Chaplain Services, Inc. is an organization whose primary purpose is to provide spiritual care and comfort to members of the fire service and other first responder agencies, their families, and victims of emergency and crisis incidents.
FD Chaplain Services, Inc. will be an asset to fire departments by providing care and comfort to first responders and victims on scene by providing a calm presence in the face of seeming chaos. Following a crisis, FD Chaplain Services, Inc. will refer victims to community support agencies, notify appropriate clergy on behalf of victims, and care for victims and their family members.
FD Chaplain Services, Inc. will interact with fire department personnel at strategic times prior to, during, and following an incident. FD Chaplain Services, Inc. will provide educational programs and training to support the physical, emotional, spiritual, relational, and financial well-being for members of the fire service and other first responder agencies, and their families. This will include offering seminars on stress management, grief, leadership, and finances. Marital and pre-marital counseling will be offered to help strengthen those family relationships. Developing relationships with fire department personnel and their families will be a high priority to encourage use of the services offered.
FD Chaplain Services, Inc. will assist fire departments in developing Peer Support Teams and the SOG’s (Standard Operating Guidelines) to implement and operate those essential programs.
FD Chaplain Services, Inc. will provide an ongoing program of classes offered to those desiring to become Chaplains within their departments. As an Instructor certified by the Federation of Fire Chaplains,Executive Director Mark Goodman will provide courses and seminars for Chaplains in SW Florida and anywhere in the United States.
Executive Director Chaplain Mark Goodman may be reached at 239-405-1737.
Email requests and question to ChaplainFD@gmail.com.