Serving as a Spring Hill Fire Department Chaplain is a great experience that comes with great responsibility. The Fire Chaplain represents God and The Church with humility and a sense of servitude toward their peers and the citizens of Spring Hill. The Chaplain responds to all deaths and tragic incidents that result in technical rescues or recoveries and any other call where their service is required. During these intense moments, the Chaplain’s main priority is the welfare of the responders and citizens directly involved in an incident. The Spring Hill Fire Department Chaplain also is a member of the Tennessee Federation of Fire Chaplains (TFFC), the Tennessee Disaster Mental Health Strike Team (TDMHST), and serves statewide during various emergencies as a Chaplain or peer for crisis intervention, critical incident stress management, and pastoral crisis care.
The Fire Chaplain also serves on the executive board for the South Central Region Health Care Coalition, the First Responder Suicide Task Force, and travels the state teaching mental health, crisis care, and suicide prevention classes and seminars. At this time Assistant Chief Mike Bryan is serving as the Fire Department Chaplain but hopes are high that we will one day have more who desire to help others in this capacity.