As many of you are aware, the membership of the Illinois Corps of Fire Chaplains voted earlier this year to dissolve the organization. The plan for dissolution was implemented and completed in May, 2016. We know this is not the outcome many wanted to hear. Chaplains still have a need for resources and training. To that end, this website will remain active through December, 2016. If you are aware of any events that might be of interest to fire chaplains or other personnel, please forward any announcements to Chaplain Mary Cramer for posting.
The ICFC website contains a number of useful resources and links for those interested in establishing and maintaining a fire chaplaincy program. A great place to start is The Fire Chiefs' Guide to the Care and Feeding of Chaplains. To get an overview of the nut-and-bolts of orienting, mentoring and working with a chaplain within your agency, check out the Chaplain Intern Manual.
Take some time to browse through the Articles and Information links on the left side of the website. A number of sample policies, SOGs and manuals are available for review.
We remain available to you . . . to answer your questions, provide support and encouragement and support your ministries in fire service . . .