‘It was a calling’: Senior chaplain building chaplaincy program for North Carolina fire department

  • Source: WNCN-TV CBS 17 Goldsboro
  • Published: 01/12/2023 12:00 AM

VIDEO: Fires, crashes, and other emergencies — firefighters see it all. The Raleigh Fire Department is building a program to provide comfort for both firefighters and fire and accident victims. The goal is to instill hope. For 25 years, the Rev. Jeffrey Neal responded to emergency calls as a firefighter with the Raleigh Fire Department. A few years ago, he hit a turning point. “I got sick, which led to I guess what you might say a mental breakdown, if you will,” said Neal. “And once I got out of that situation, I realized that a lot of other people, my coworkers, my brothers and sisters in the fire service, were going through things as well.” He worked with the Raleigh Fire Department to establish a chaplaincy program.


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