MABAS DIVISION 24

"GOT YOUR BACK"

Chaplains

 Chaplain Chairperson: Deputy Chief Sam Hunter  Hazel Crest Fire Department (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) 708-935-5348

 

Who are our Chaplains and how do I reach them?

Our Chaplain’s do report to a department, but are available as needed to anyone. Our contact information is below: 

Bill Stearns  Oak Forest Fire Department (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) 708-341-3130

Mike Welf   Homewood Fire Department(This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)  708-670-5331

 

What do  Chaplains do?

Chaplains provide necessary and effective ongoing spiritual and emotional support to firefighters, their families and fire department staff as well as on-scene support for community residents during and after an incident. Beginning with a calling to serve those within the fire service and their local community, fire chaplains are trained in fire department culture and operations, pastoral care, crisis intervention, comprehensive critical incident stress management and grief support making them uniquely suited to meet additional needs that are beyond the general scope of what first responders are able to provide.