What is Chaplaincy

This is a printable brochure that can be used to explain to firefighters, administration members, or clergy persons a little about the role of a Fire Chaplain.

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BCAFC Membership

This is a printable brochure created as a resource to let people know what MEMBERSHIP in the BC ASSOCIATION of Fire Chaplains is about.

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History of the Maltese Cross

Here is a brief history of the Maltese cross and why it has become the symbol of firefighters the world over.

Maltese Cross

History – Fireman’s Prayer

This is a link to an article in Fire Engineering magazine telling of the history of the Fireman’s Prayer. The words are often altered now to be politically correct changing Fireman to Firefighter and wife to spouse, but here is the original version and the story behind it.

Fireman’s Prayer

Fire Service Funeral Protocols

BCAFC has adapted Oak Bay Fire Department’s funeral protocol as our main funeral resource. BC Chaplain Ken Gill was instrumental in developing this resource with input from other BC Chaplains and Fire Service organizations.

BCAFC Funeral

Sample Form to Assist in Planning Celebration of Life Service

Chaplains may use this simple form to help gather information when meeting with a family in preparation for a Celebration of Life Service.

Funeral Prep

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