Joseph Chandler
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  • Jackson, South Carolina
  • United States
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Type of Organization
Fire/Rescue Department - Paid
Job Function
Firefighter / Paramedic (or Other ALS)
Years in Fire/EMS:
30 Plus
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Savannah River Site Fire Dept.
Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
Bath Fire Dept.
Waterloo Fire Dept. (Lt. over Rescue)
Aiken Public Safety
Jackson Fire Dept. (Firefighter - Chaplain)
Aiken County EMS (Asst. Shift Manager)
Aiken Rescue Squad
Jackson First Alert Rescue Squard (Director)
Emergency Services Chaplaincy (Chaplain)
Aiken County Sheriff Office (Reserve Deputy Sheriff)
My Training:
I have over 30 years experience with the Fire & Emergency Services and I have been in the ordained and in the ministry of some type for over 10 years with a combination of pastoral and chaplain positions. I have completed a variety of Emergency Responder training since starting in the fire & emergency response field in 1978. Below are listed just a few of them.

SLED/SC Criminal Justice Academy: Class 3 Law Enforcement certification from the State of South Carolina.

IFSAC/DOD and or South Carolina Fire Academy: Fire Fighter I & II, Driver/Operator Pumper, Driver/Operator Aerial, Haz-Mat Awareness, Haz-Mat Operations, Haz-Mat Technician. Fire Officer I, Instructor I

South Carolina Fire Academy: Incident Safety Officer and Certified Interior Structural Firefighter

National Fire Academy: Health and Safety Officer, Leadership I: Strategies for the Company Officer, Leadership II: Strategies for Personal Success, Arson Detection for First Responders, Fire Service Supervision

FEMA : Emergency Response to Terrorism, Radiological Emergency Management, Emergency Program Manager, Emergency Management USA, Disaster Basics, Intro to the Incident Command System, ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents, National Incident Management System an Introduction, National Response Plan an Introduction, Hazardous Material for Medical Personnel, Introduction to Community Emergency Response Team

Other Fire and EMS: South Carolina Advanced Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic
Instructor – Fire, First Responder, First Aid & CPR

Related Courses from College: Disaster and Fire Defense Planning, Intro to Public Administration, Public Personnel Management, Police Administration and Operations, Terrorism

International Critical Incident Stress Foundation: Critical Incident Stress Management - Basic, Critical Incident Stress Management - Advanced, & Pastoral Crisis Intervention

Master’s Divinity School of Chaplaincy:
Completion of the Chaplaincy Training Program. Certificate of Ministerial License (2001)

Ministerial Ordinations: Ordination with the Missionary Church International (1995). Licensed Messianic Minister (2000) with the Messianic Bureau International. Ordained as a Messianic Minister with the Messianic Israel Alliance (Spring 2001). Messianic Rabbi (Fall 2001) with Tel Aviv Messianic Fellowship.
About Me:
I have worked in the Emergency Services field for over 30 years. As far as education outside of my Fire and EMS training, I have completed an Associate in Science in Criminal Justice in 1983. I completed a General Bible Course Diploma from a Bible Institute in 1990. Then on to complete a Bachelor of Theology in 1991, a Master of Arts in Biblical Studies in 1996, and a Doctorate in Practical Ministry in Chaplaincy in 2001. I also went back to Liberty University received a Bachelor of Science in Multidisciplinary Studies (Cum Laude) with minors in Criminal Justice and Social Science in 2008.
Day Job:
Paramedic Firefighter
Relationship Status:
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Why I Joined Fire/EMS
It was natural to help those in need.

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At 12:25am on June 15, 2009, coolflame6168 said…
At 10:27am on June 14, 2009, coolflame6168 said…
Joe, the job you posted on the SC FF group page, where can I get an application, my fiancee and I are moving to Columbia in July and I need a job, my other prospects fell threw because of the economey. Thanks for the help, Justin Quay
At 10:08am on January 13, 2009, Mike Lowry said…
Hey Joe Glad your here. Hows the wife. Hope all is well since your sugery. Take care and God Bless. Peace
At 10:52pm on January 12, 2009, Leo Cartwright said…
I just wish more people would complete a profile like yours Joe, well done.
Hi there; Leo from Australia, Paramedic; Welcome to FFN hope U enjoy the site and gather many friends during your stay. If you read my profile and think that I am suited; please feel free to add me to your collection of FFN friends.
If U are interested and If U send me your postal address via my Email I will post you one of my State Ambulance Service Badges, (patch) for exchange of one of your service patches,
Cheers Leo
At 8:25pm on January 12, 2009, Boice Atkinson said…
Welcome to the Fam may GOD BLESS you in all you,r work and be safe out there ....
At 7:46pm on January 12, 2009, Filiberto Rodriguez said…
Welcome to the family where the language and reasoning importate the border is not in our work is to save lives regardless of color, religion or social position, much less. The important thing in our work does not need language to communicate, or borders to help. greetings from Mexico.
At 7:26pm on January 12, 2009, Kenneth Holley said…
That would be me. It has been a long time hasen't it. I still remember running out of the old station. We used to hang out there alot. Going to Fords for the late dinner with Cromer, who is still around also. Drop by the station sometimes.

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