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Chaplain Marcus Kelly

“I know some people are uncomfortable with the term Chaplain because of the religious implications.  The term Chaplain means Protectors of what is Sacred.  That’s what I try and do.  My job is to help care for a person and families who find themselves in a traumatic situation by bringing some clarity to the process.”

Chaplain

Enumclaw Fire Department/KCFD #28 in conjunction with Enumclaw Police Department are humbled to offer chaplain services to our first responders and citizens on the plateau.  Our local, volunteer chaplain has been serving us  and our community for over 3 years and is on-call day and night, ready to respond when requested.  Chaplains are specifically trained to assist first responders and citizens through traumatic incidents.  Enumclaw Fire and Police Chaplains work diligently to professionally, compassionately and selflessly serve our community.

Chaplain duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Certified in providing Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD) for both first responders and for the community.
  • Bring stability to a traumatic situation by supporting first responders and citizens involved in the incident.
  • Liaison between law enforcement, medical examiner and families.
  • Help build a team of support around the person who is dealing with the traumatic event.
  • Assist families with the process of grieving.
  • Assist families through the process of funeral/burial arrangements.
  • Provide follow up care with the family.  This can include answering peoples questions about the incident, investigation or sitting and listening to people speak about their loved one and help them process the death or tragedy.