The administrative staff includes the Chief of Department, Deputy Chief and all non-firefighting personnel. Non-firefighting personnel include the Administrative Assistant, department Medical Director, and the department's Fire Chaplain. The Chief of Department oversees all aspects of the department and it's policies, budget and personnel. The Deputy Chief serves as the Operations Deputy who has direct oversight over the line officers and day to day operations. The Administrative Secretary handles the issuing of all department permits and book keeping of the operating budget. The Chief, Deputy Chief and Administrative Assistant are available during normal business hours. The Chief and Deputy are also available on-call for any emergencies the department may respond to. All other members are available on-call for emergencies or at the department's request. The Medical Director, an Emergency Room Physician at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center oversees the clinical aspects of the department's emergency medical services. The department Fire Chaplain provides spiritual and/or emotional support to both victims and personnel, as well as their friends and families.
The Fire Rescue Department Chaplain provides spiritual and emotional support to Firefighters and their family members whenever necessary. This service is extended to the citizens of Auburn when they become victims of fire, medical emergency or natural disaster.
Department Chaplains are professionals who are available to respond to emergencies on a 24 hour basis. They are able to provide counseling, tend to the sick and injured, comfort the grieving and are often trained in the delivery of Critical Incident Stress Management Skills.
They are present at major incidents, training sessions, memorials, social events, public functions and as part of the team in the fire station.
The Auburn Fire Rescue Department Chaplain is also a member of the Mass Corp. of Fire Chaplains. To learn more about the role of a fire department chaplain visit www.massfirechaplains.com