The mission of the Pueblo Fire Department Chaplain Program is 2-fold. First, the Chaplain Program will be a resource for area firefighters and their families, especially in times of crisis and/or grief. Second, the Chaplain Program will provide comfort, assistance, and/or spiritual guidance to the citizens of the various communities in Pueblo County, especially during times of crisis and/or grief.
What the Chaplain Does
The Pueblo Fire Department Chaplain provides crisis intervention and/or the services of a chaplain when requested by Pueblo Fire Department members for the following types of incidents:
Attempted / completed suicides
Crisis intervention at the scene of an accident or traumatic/critical incidents
Emotional disturbance with significant trauma
Natural / unnatural deaths
Personal needs of fire personnel and/or their families
Victims and witnesses of crime
Weddings, funerals, and memorial services
Who the Chaplain Is
The Pueblo Fire Department chaplain is a volunteer member of the clergy who serves in a local church. In addition to being a religious leader in the community, the chaplain is also a member of the Pueblo Fire Department. The chaplain offers a caring friendship to Fire Department personnel and represents a positive liaison between firefighters and the local community. The chaplain represents a positive community voice and support to the Fire Department.
To contact the chaplain, please call the Pueblo Fire Department Administrative Office at 719-553-2830 or the Pueblo city Emergency Dispatch Center at 719-553-2502.