Norm Femrite, Princeton Fire Chaplain
CHAPLAIN PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
“Chaplaincy Focus Triangle” - Designed by Norm Femrite, Fire Chaplain
The triangle is comprised of the following principles: support, connect, and presence. The support element is guided to provide emotional and spiritual support for fire department staff, victims, and families in the high stress situations the Department encounters. The connect element is focused on serving as the connecting person between people and needed, accessible resources. The presence element advocates the chaplain be present with the officers and members of the Princeton Fire Department during routine, dangerous, and traumatic situations. The presence element also embraces the community during their times of loss and coping.
The Roles and Responsibilties of the Fire Chaplain
The Chaplain responds to incidents using the following guidelines:
In the event the Fire Chaplain is summoned, he will always conduct follow-up to ensure first responders and victims are receiving necessary assistance as needed or directed by the Incident Commander.