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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 Chaplaincy


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



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The AFD has a new Intern Chaplain. If you get a chance to meet Dannie Rio, please welcome him into our "Family" 

Dannie Ray Rio

He hails from Virginia where his parents currently reside.  He is currently completing a Masters of Divinity Degree at ACU.  He received a Bachelors degree from Harding University in Missions.  Dannie was a Surface Warfare Officer in the US Navy for three years.  During that time he served onboard the guided missile destroyer, USS John S. McCain  DDG 56, home ported in Yokosuka, Japan.  He has recently been commissioned into the Navy Chaplain Corps and will remain in Abilene until completion of seminary.  He lives in Abilene with His wife Shelley, a registered nurse, and both are active members of the Minter Lane Church of Christ.



Core Values: Care,  Compassion,  Action


AFD Chaplaincy Vision Statement: "Singular devotion to God with uncompromised service to all."


AFD Chaplaincy 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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