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About Me
Served as a minister for about 35 years
Served as Chaplain about 25 years
Founded and managed a 24 hour crisis hotline in inner city Detroit for over 3 years
Served for 2 1/2 years as Assistant Staff Chaplain at Cook County Jail in Chicago
Trained in several levels of Critical Incident Stress Management disaster counseling and as a Trained Trainer
Founded the Emergency and Disaster Support Network http://disasterresponders.ning.com

In traveling the country for 12 years and even traveling beyond, I have seen so many that are out there "taking care of business" but have not had someone at home to then help them manage the trauma that was experienced. "Suck it up" is not an acceptable way to manage trauma and traumatic events. Sharing with others who do understand what you feel because they have been there before you allows for every responder to have somewhere to go to vent, debrief and sort out what we feel from what we have done.
Where Do You Live Now? (City, State)
Escondido, Ca
What Branch Of Public Safety Are You?
Fire-Rescue
Rank/Position
Major, Chaplain, Disaster Response director, trainer
Certifications
Ordained Minister since 1977
Fire fighter 1 & 2
CISM Individual Support
CISM Group
CISM Advanced
CISM Emotional and Spiritual Care
CISM Pastoral Crisis Intervention
CISM School Crisis Response
Trained Trainer in CISM Individual Support
Trained Trainer in CISM Group
Trained Trainer in CISM Emotional and Spiritual Care
Trained Trainer in Grief Following Trauma (soon)
NIMS Trained Trainer 100,200, 300,400 and 700
Grief, Trauma and Loss (advanced class with H. Norman Wright)Talbot
Master Practitioner in Nureo Lingustic Programming
Certified Hypnotist
Certified NLP Life Coach
Name Of Station Or Base Of Operations
Just transferred from 5 1/2 years Chaplain Bakersfield City Fire Department,
Just transferred from 5 years Chaplain Kern County Fire Department,
Victim Relief Chaplain,
Lifetime National Chaplains Association Chaplain
Civilian Support Team
Faith Based Disaster Relief, Non Profit Disaster Relief
Heroes
My dad
Why Did I Join USFRA.org?
Basic Information, Public Safety Community Outreach, Networking, Seeking Civilian Volunteer Opportunities, Enthusiast
How Did You Hear About USFRA?
Email, Stumbled Across

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Serving Inside out instead of Serving outside looking in....

Posted on August 9, 2008 at 2:46am 4 Comments

Having been a Fire Chaplain for over 25 years has made me love fire service so much more than I did when I got started. Starting out at a volunteer/partially paid department and learning on the job really did a number on my initial confidence. that I kept asking myself " why do these guys spend double or triple what they make to be on call for extreme times and have to work a job with this commitment to even be here?"



It all started when I was a new mission pastor in town and was… Continue

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At 8:20am on August 23, 2008,
USFRA Staff
Capt. D Lewis
said…
Hi David, welcome to USFRA. Looking forward to seeing you around here.
At 7:57pm on June 19, 2008, Helen (Firebug) said…
If you look at the right column under USFRA Resources you will find the USFRA Link Directory...then clicked on the button that said "click here" and you will be taken to a page where you can post your organization for free!!
At 6:31am on June 19, 2008, Helen (Firebug) said…
Not a problem. If I can assist anymore...leave me a note.

Stay safe....Helen
At 3:24am on June 19, 2008, David Ebel said…
We will comply
At 6:54am on June 18, 2008, Helen (Firebug) said…
HI David....I am glad your interested in the site and are excited to be here. I noticed today on my comments that you had a site....irony of this is that you signed the page that has our SOGs....one of which is : USFRA, has several place to advertise your site for FREE! So advertising your sites on your profile pages or in messages will NOT be tolerated. Want to advertise? Fine. Just contact FyreWebmaster and I'm sure something reasonable will be worked out. If you find what we ask, unreasonable, you are welcome to exercise your right to cancel your membership.

We ask that you abide by these rules and NOT advertise your site on anyone's pages or in their comments. This is a rule which has been created for all members and we stick to it very well.

Please let us know how we can help you with this and work this out.

Again, thank you for your interest in USFRA.
Helen Teed
USFRA Administrator
At 8:24pm on June 17, 2008, Helen (Firebug) said…
Welcome David to the site....should you need anything...give a shout.

Helen
At 7:18am on June 17, 2008,
USFRA Staff
Fyre Walker
said…
Hi David, welcome to USFRA! Please feel free to peruse the plethora of amenities we have to offer, including but not limited to, unlimited uploads of photos and videos, outstanding new Fire-Rescue Forum (which is Moderated By Firefighter Brian "Moose" Jones), chat room, blogging as well as creating your own group and encouraging your friends and co-workers to join.

We've recently launched the USFRA Link directory for non profits, the Events calendar, where you can contribute your community events as well training schedules.

Also, on the newly launched roster is the USFRA Job Bank, with our partner, Simply Hired, which is located in the right column.

You are also able to pimp out your profile page to make it uniquely yours by adding graphics or changing themes (see my page for inspiration) if you need any help please let me know!

If you have any questions, comments or suggestions for the site, please contact me, Helen or Brian.

Please take a moment to read the SOGs (Standard Operating Guidelines) for USFRA. They will help you to understand how the site is managed.

Take care and stay safe!
Fyre
 
 
 

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