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The Oklahoma Fire Service Chaplains, Inc. supports the ministries of volunteer and paid fire chaplains.  The OFSC, Inc assists fire service agencies in creating and maintaining chaplaincy programs.  The OFSC, Inc works separate  from the National Federation of Fire Chaplains, but is a cooperating organization with the National Federation of Fire Chaplains.

Fire Service Chaplains may perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Minister to firefighters and EMS personnel
  • Minister to other fire department members
  • Minister to family members of firefighters and other department personnel
  • Visit sick and injured firefighters and department members at home and in the hospital
  • Make death notifications
  • Provide assistance to victims of crisis situations
  • Teach fire department personnel in areas such as stress management, ethics, family life, and victim response
  • Serve as a part of the Critical Incident Stress Management Team
  • Assist as the emergency scene
  • Serve as a liaison with other clergy in the community
  • Provide for the spiritual needs of department members and their families
  • Offer prayers at special occasions such as recruit graduations and award ceremonies
  • Provide a listening ear
  • Coordinate and provide family services in the event of the serious injury or death of a firefighter or department member
  • Serve as a ready resource for the fire chief               (Chaplain Ed Stauffer)

Membership is open to all who are involved with the fire service chaplaincy.  Some of our members are full-time career chaplains; the majority are volunteers.  Others are firefighters or paramedics who have religious training, denominational officials, laypersons, or seminary students.

Membership Qualifications:  Members are appointed to the chaplaincy by a fire service agency.  Members are endorsed by their religious body for the ministry as a chaplain.  Members currently serving as a fire department chaplain.