New Texas fire department marriage counseling program working to help couples stay together

  • Source: KPRC-TV NBC 2 Houston
  • Published: 10/14/2022 12:00 AM

Firefighters help their community. They respond to emergencies, but what if there’s an emergency in their personal life? Houston Fire Department is hosting a new clinic to help firefighters navigate hurdles in their nuptials, so they can continue to safely and effectively serve their community. Executive Assistant Fire Chief of Houston Fire Department Rodney West said, “It is an opportunity for men and women who take more home than sometimes they bring when they leave a shift to enhance themselves in a personal world.” This is why HFD is offering its staff a Firefighter Marriage Clinic, a partnership between HFD, Houston First Baptist Church, and Christ Way Counseling Services. “We realized in the Houston Fire Department our most valuable asset is not the multi-million dollar fire stations, it’s not the $1.2 million ladder trucks, it’s the men and women that serve, and we realize we have to make or at least provide positive outlooks for the things money can’t buy,” explained West.


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