The Fire and Rescue Service Chaplains' Association (FRSCA) of the United Kingdom and Islands is being held on September 13-15, and is for all who have a role as a Chaplain or Faith Leader in the Fire Service. The Fire and Rescue Service Chaplains' Association is a multi-faith and non-denominational group who meet for an annual conference at the Fire Service College, Moreton in Marsh, each September. The aim of the conference is to worship, to discuss chaplaincy matters and concerns, to encourage best practice and to welcome new chaplains into their role. An active committee meets between conferences.
Every fire service seems to have a slightly different model of chaplaincy; some have only one county chaplain, while others appoint chaplains to every fire station. But, all (100 plus) chaplains are there for everyone in the Fire Service family, whether they are current firefighters, admin staff or retired members. The association's motto states: 'For All, Without Exception'.
Chaplains should apply for a place on the conference to the Fire Service College, usually through their fire and rescue service, who will be invoiced in the usual way.
A number of distinguished speakers have already been lined up, including Bob Neill MP.
Posted: 10.39am, 11.04.11