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Greetings From Your
Atlantic Beach Fire Department Chaplain

“Greater love has no one than this; that one lay down his life for his friends.”  John 15:13

ABFD Chaplain Mission Statement

To provide interpersonal care, innovative spiritual support and a source of strength to the employees, members and families of the Atlantic Beach Fire Department, Police Department, Public Works Department, Administrative Services Department, Town Council and those of the community whom they serve.

 Atlantic Beach Departmental Chaplaincy
By: Chaplain Claude “Tweetybird” Andrews, M.Div., M. Ed.


What is a Chaplain?

What might be some of the issues with which a Chaplain may help you with?

Given the “wall of separation between Church and State” as stated in the Federalist Papers and implied by the U.S. Constitution in the First Amendment, how can a department have a “Chaplain”, whether it is volunteer or paid?

How does the Chaplain deal with the issue of confidentiality?

What are some of the specific things a Chaplain does?

The Chaplain’s responsibility to the “Chain-of-Command”

Critical Incident Stress Management

How to contact the Chaplain

A Fireman's Prayer