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Faith

Coal City Fire Protection District appoints first chaplain

COAL CITY – The Coal City Fire Protection District is proud to announce the appointment of its first fire chaplain, Rev. Brad Shumaker, pastor of the Coal City United Methodist Church since 2015.

The fire chaplain provides support for the firefighter. A chaplain is the psychological caretaker within the organization.

Fire/EMS personnel see and manage some horrific events and at times that can take a toll on an individual Firefighter suicides are a huge concern in the fire service last year, 130 members took their own lives in the fire service/EMS community in the United States, according to a news release from the Coal City Fire Protection District.

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