Fire Department Chaplaincy

In 2010, the Longview Fire Department re-implemented a Fire Department Chaplaincy Program as a support mechanism for personnel of the department who often deal with extremely stressful situations - both physically & mentally - that can take a toll on an emergency responder’s health. While all City employees are encouraged and eligible to utilize the Employee Assistance Program sponsored by the Human Resource Department, the Fire Chaplaincy is tailored to address needs specific to the Firefighting/EMS profession. It is currently coordinated by a former firefighter with 30+ years of emergency response experience. The Fire Chaplaincy consists of four members, all from the local Clergy community, who volunteer their time in support of our personnel and the job that they do.