Chris W. Bio

Chris W. is a rural firefighter and chaplain. He is the co-founder and chairperson of the Alberta Association of Fire Chaplains, established in 2019. Chris has been involved with emergency services for 14 years and became his fire department’s fire chaplain over the past several years. Chris is a proponent for the use of best practices with the application of chaplaincy within CISM peer support programs. Chris has experience in CISM Team development, has participated in the delivery of CISM peer support interventions, including ACIPN peer support activations and has provided chaplaincy services for his fire department and community within his region. Chris is interested in seeing how CISM and fire chaplaincy can further complement each other. On the Alberta Critical Incident Peer Advisory Council, Chris brings his experience over the years to help the council learn and develop and be a liaison for any issues concerning chaplaincy.