Chaplains are trained in crisis response and intervention, not just for the citizens of the community, but for firefighters and their families as well. A chaplain can be there for you and your family for personal situations. As a “jack of all trades” in the support field, a chaplain can be a valuable resource. They can do ceremonies such as weddings, funerals and baby baptisms. A chaplain can provide insight and a listening ear. All communication with a chaplain is considered confidential; they can be contacted directly and anonymously at any time. Whether it be a hospital visit when you or a family member is injured or sick, or you need some support from a non-judgmental party, a chaplain will be there for you. Being available 24/7 to respond when requested by crews on scene of traumatic circumstances is honestly just a small part of what a chaplain does.