Fire Chaplains Memorial

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When I receive my final call
That great summons from on high
The alarm that comes to one and all
From the Lord of earth and sky.

Would you respond as I have done
To neighbors along the way?
Comfort my firefighters as I have done
Please find some kind words to say.

Give my boots, coat, helmet, Bible and gloves
To a fine young Chaplain with pride.
Help them stand tall with those they love
And my spirit by their side.

Maybe I’m just reminiscing
As I try to look ahead
Where fire alarms will never ring
This is true so Jesus said.

May God sustain and strengthen all,
My family and friends so dear
When I respond to my last call
And my Jesus says:  “come up here”.

 

Remembering Those Who Have Gone Before Us


Chaplain Bert Anderson                       Providence Fire Department, Rhode Island

Chaplain O.A. Alderson                       Miami Fire Department, Florida

Chaplain H. Jay Atwood             Aledo Fire Department/Parker County ESD #1, Texas

Chaplain Joe Balent                              Minneapolis Fire Department, Minnesota

Chaplain Ben Benthien            East Pierce County Fire Department, Washington

Chaplain Larry Biemllier                      Jarretsville Fire Department, Maryland

Chaplain Dan Bitsko             Smithtown Fire Department, New York

Chaplain Nick Brett                              Dundee Fire Department, Oklahoma

Chaplain Donald Castle                        Lombard Fire Department, Illinois

Gilbert Chard             Warriors Path Fire Department, Tennessee

Chaplain Roger Charles                       Harveysburg Fire Department, Ohio

Chaplain David Coblentz                     Middletown Fire Department, Maryland          

Chaplain Gerald Cohen                        Michigan City Fire Department, Indiana

Chaplain Israel (Sonny) Cohen            Wassaic, NY Fire Department

Chaplain Jim Cole                                Harlem-Roscoe Fire District, Illinois

Chaplain Terry Collins-Past President Hampstead Fire Department, North Carolina

Chaplain Piece Damewood                  Maryland State Fireman’s Association

Chaplain Jim Dawson             Bloomington Township Fire Department, Indiana

Chaplain Jack Ehlenfeld                        North Park Fire Department, Illinois

Chaplain Thomas Engbers-Past President Miami/Miami Dade, FL

Chaplain Winfield Engler                      Palmyra Fire Department, Pennsylvania

Chaplain Dan Ennis                              Shively Fire Department, Kentucky

Chaplain Ken Erickson                         Providence Fire Department, Rhode Island

Chaplain John Folster                          Fall River Fire Department, Massachusetts

Chaplain Michael Forbes                      East River  Fire Department, West Virginia

Chaplain Lee Gapzke                            Sauk Village, IL Fire Department

Chaplain Kent Garrett                          Woodstock Fire Department, Ontario, Canada

Chaplain James Paul Gentry                  Sisters Fire Department, Oregon

Chaplain Gerard Gfroerer                      Uniondale Fire Department, Pennsylvania

Chaplain Rick Giardine               Olathe Fire Department, Kansas

Chaplain Ken Gill             Oak Bay Fire Department, BC Canada

Chaplain Greg Griego                          Albuquerque Fire Department, New Mexico

Chaplain Bob Grumbine                      Baltimore Fire Department, Maryland

Chaplain J. Gibbs Hammond- Past President Knoxville Fire Department, Tennessee

Chaplain Dan Harris                            Hampton Bays Fire Department, New York

Chaplain Ronald R. Hein            Dalhart Volunteer Fire Department, Texas

Chaplain Eileen Helzel                        Lumminary-Frostbite Fire Department, Tennessee

Chaplain Richard Holst (LODD)  9/9/2009 Huntington Manor Fire Department, NY

Chaplain Allen Jelenick                        Minneapolis Fire Department, Minnesota

Chaplain Mychal Judge (LODD)  9/11/2001 FDNY, New York

Chaplain Steve Kass                              Ventura City Fire Department, California

Chaplain Steven G. Kay-Past President Redlands Fire Department, California

Chaplain David Keasling Van Buren Fire Department, Indiana

Chaplain John Lama                              Margate Fire Department, Florida

Chaplain Ken Latham                            Sevier County Fire Department, Tennessee

Chaplain Steve Layzell Hillsboro Oregon Fire Department, Oregon

Chaplain Howard Lewis         Snohomish Fire Department, Washington

Chaplain Frank Lucas                            Wantagh Fire Department, New York

Chaplain Louis Ray Lyons                    Cynthiana Fire Department, Kentucky

Chaplain George L’Heureux                  Maryland Firemen’s Association

Chaplain Bryan Massie                          Mechanicsburg Fire Department, Ohio

Chaplain Dennis McCarthy                  Winterhaven Fire Department, Florida

Chaplain McClendon Mixon                Ohio State Firefighter’s Association, Ohio

Chaplain W. Grant McIntosh, III Fairfax County Fire Rescue, Virginia

Chaplain Ray Middaugh                        Toledo Fire Department, Ohio

Chaplain Irvin Mitchell                          Sun City Fire Department, Arizona

Chaplain Larry Modugno-President  Ventura, California

Chaplain Paul Morin                            Christian Firefighter’s Guild

Chaplain Ewing Nelson                        Abilene Fire Department, Texas

Chaplain Lester Palmer                        Albuquerque Fire Department, New Mexico

Chaplain Darrell Parker (LODD) 8/13/14   Fairbury Fire Department, Nebraska

Chaplain Donald Petree                       LaFollette Fire Department, Tennessee

Chaplain Paul Pierce                            Largo Fire Department, Florida

Chaplain Pete Rogers                            New Orleans Fire Department, Louisiana

Chaplain Bill Rucker             Munfordville Fire Department, Kentucky

Chaplain Paul Ruzzo                            Manchester Fire Department, New Hampshire

Chaplain Frank Saveno                        Emerson, NY Fire Department

Chaplain James F. Shrock             Goshen Fire Department. Elkhart Township FD, Middlebury FD, IN

Chaplain Jack Shell                              Grand Ledge, MI Fire Department

Chaplain Edward Sheffield                  Cincinnati, OH Fire Department

Chaplain John Sherwood                     Ventura County, CA Fire Department

Chaplain Steve Short                            Washington, DC Fire Department

Chaplain Garland Simmons              Faucette North Carolina Fire Department

Chaplain Fred Tomzik             Norwood Park Fire Department, Illinois

Chaplain Allen Tucker                          Jasper Fire Department, Texas

Chaplain Richard Vascik                        Rossford Fire Department, Ohio

Chaplain George A. Walker                  Bismark Fire Department, North Dakota

Chaplain George Walker, Jr                  Corpus Christi Fire Department, Texas




 

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