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Our Mission: To deliver the highest quality service by protecting our community through risk reduction, emergency response, and public service.

Our Vision: We are committed to become a nationally recognized, full-service Fire Department.

Our Core Values: Service Partnership Integrity Respect Innovation Trust


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Abilene Fire Department Chaplain  

"Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the Lord."  Psalm 31:24


Core Values: Care,  Compassion,  Action



AFD Chaplain Vision Statement: "Singular devotion to God with un-compromised service to all."



AFD Chaplain Mission Statement: "To provide interpersonal pastoral care and innovative spiritual support to our Abilene Fire Department family and those whom they serve."


Guiding Principles:                                   

Faithfulness to God and God's life-transforming message

Facilitation of individual religious traditions and practices

Respect for the right of others to hold individual beliefs

Conversation, cooperation, and collaboration with the greater Abilene community of faith

Commitment to the highest standards of ethics, morality, personal integrity, and professionalism in the performance of duty 


Functions of the AFD Chaplain

      The Fire Chaplain:


Serves the Fire Department and those whom they serve by providing pastoral ministry and support

Advocates the well-being of the whole firefighter; physically, mentally, relationally, and spiritually

Advises the Fire Department chain-of-command to promote a climate of excellence and integrity for those serving as guardians of the public trust

Ensures the free exercise of religion

Provides a link to the greater Abilene faith community and acts as a command liaison to communities, organizations, and agencies




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