Emergency Services Chaplain Bill Lotz . . .
Recruits, trains and administers teams of volunteer emergency response chaplains who come alongside our fire and police departments in the Columbia basin.
Developed a training program for emergency service chaplains that is used throughout the nation to teach fire department chaplains how to minister in emergency crises.
Provides support for fire and other emergency personnel.
Coordinates stress debriefing services for emergency personnel and for community members.
Emergency chaplains respond as needed to crises scenes, minister spiritually and emotionally to victims and their families, provide communication between emergency workers and victims, follow an incident as it transitions from home to hospital or elsewhere, connect victims to other community support such as the
Red Cross or other clergy, and maintain personal and professional relationships
with emergency workers.
Chaplain Bill brings experience from fire service and pastoral work together in a program designed to meet the immediate needs of crisis victims and of emergency service personnel. He has been involved in fire service since 1978, and has been in ministry since 1988.
Chaplain Lotz is committed to serving the communities and emergency response agencies of the Columbia Basin. He can be reached at:
Bill's office phone number is 783-7416 firstname.lastname@example.org
Read more about Chaplain Lotz: "What Fires-up the Fire Chaplain" read more and
"Chaplain of the Year" Award-October 28, 2004 from the Federation of Fire Chaplains read more.