"Serving Those Who Serve"
History of The Federation of Fire Chaplains
The Chaplain's office falls under the supervision of the Assistant Fire Chief. The primary mission of the Mobile Fire-Rescue Chaplains is to minister to the spiritual and emotional needs of all departmental employees and their families. We will serve as liaison to the religious community and work together with various programs in an effort to help bring healing and hope to the Mobile community.
Believing that GOD is the answer to all of our situations and circumstances, the Chaplaincy bears witness to the love and power of GOD for the Fire Department personnel, their families, and the people we serve. Pastoral care is offered to all people regardless of race, sex, creed, or religion.
The Chaplaincy provides a source of strength to the Fire Department personnel, their families, and the community.
What is a Fire Chaplain?
A Fire Chaplain is a Minister of Jesus Christ who seeks to meet the life needs of all Mobile Fire-Rescue Service personnel and their families. The Chaplain honors all faiths, maintains strict confidentiality, is available to care for victims impacted by fire or assisted by fire rescue personnel, addresses and meets real human needs in specialized contexts of life-- at work,in the community and in recreational or leisure setting.
CALLED by God to serve as a Minister to Firefighters, their families and community victims in the name of Jesus Christ and make disciples.
HELPER to others who may be experiencing crisis, pain, discouragement, frustration, fear and depression. This may especially mean Fire Rescue personnel and their families as well as people in the community.
AMBASSADOR of Christ in nontraditional contexts of ministry, usually outside the Local church- in the department, out in the community or even at the fire scene.
PERSONALLY shares the word of hope which is found in the “good news” of Jesus Christ’s love, mercy and forgiveness.
LENDS talents, gifts and abilities to minister to Fire Rescue personnel according to their lifestyle.
AVAILABLE always- day or night- to serve the life needs of others when called upon.
INCREDIBLE person of worth who is a vital resource to all fire service personnel.
NEVER stops encouraging others toward personal integrity, wholeness, renewal& joy- no matter what their spiritual background or religious choices may be.
In general, the goal of a lifestyle Fire Chaplaincy is exactly the same as any other ministry: to bring glory and praise to God. Specifically, the objective are directly concerned with the personal encouragement, edification and spiritual development of the firefighter and his family.
"Availability Is The Key"
At present, Deacon Ed Connick serves as Chaplain for all City of Mobile Public Safety departments. Mobile Fire-Rescue also welcomes the service of 7 Volunteer Chaplains, who are assigned to stations and areas of the City of Mobile.
The Chaplain is available to respond 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Fire Chaplain office can be reached at (251) 208-5818. The mailing address is:
701 Saint Francis Street
Mobile, Alabama 36602
Fire Chaplain's Prayer & Pledge
I am committing myself to you in terms of time and effort,
with the objective of building a relationship of trust together.
My desire is that you might carefully assess your own uniqueness
as a creature of God, and that I might be one instrument
that God uses to encourage your personal walk
The Following is a list of men who have served as Chaplain: