We are looking for volunteer chaplains that can join and become reservist members in bringing spiritual aid and support to other fire departments, emergency services organizations, and the communities. Chaplains provide spiritual guidance, counseling, and solace to people of all ages and belief systems. Chaplains may be required to work on-call hours during nights and weekends, so they are available during emergencies and crises.


Reservist’s Chaplain Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Counsel Patients and Families: Chaplains provide counseling services to people going through personal and emotional challenges of all sorts.
  • Provide Spiritual Support: Chaplains answer faith-based questions and provide spiritual guidance across various religious belief systems.
  • Perform Religious Services: Chaplains perform religious ceremonies including weddings, funerals, and baptismal events. They also perform prayer and meditation services in group and one-on-one settings.
  • Oversee Education Programs: Chaplains lead and manage faith-based education programs, like Sunday services to communities, emergency services organizations, and the military.
  • Create Care Plans: Chaplains design spiritual care plans for patients and collaborate on treatment plans with medical and mental health staff members.
  • Evaluate Patients: Chaplains evaluate patients and document findings from these evaluations in medical charts.
  • Provide Crisis Intervention: Chaplains provide crisis intervention services in times of death and other tragic events.

For additional information, please contact us:


MG Dr. Rafael L. Guzman, BA/D. Div.

Florida State Commander / Chief of Chaplains

E-Mail: rlguzman@usfdrc.org

Telephone: 1-321-332-7100 Ext. 556


Are you interested in becoming a reservist member? Contact us by using the form below, thanks.

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