Wendy Norris's Blog (20)

IAFC SHS Fire Department Pocket Planners

The SHS Section has launched a program to try to reach as many

firefighters as possible with simple survival messages through the

distribution of 2010 pocket planners. This low-cost program will

generate funds to allow the SHS Section to continue to address

firefighter safety and health issues.





For only $1.50 each,

you ca...n order these pocket planners for your members to tell them that

their lives and families mean so much to you that you want to… Continue

Added by Wendy Norris on December 7, 2009 at 8:55pm — 1 Comment

2009 Fire/EMS Safety, Health & Survival Week



2009 Fire/EMS Safety, Health and Survival Week



Protect Yourself: Your Safety, Health and Survival Are Your Responsibility

June 14-20, 2009



Protect Yourself: Your Safety, Health and Survival Are Your Responsibility encourages chiefs and fire/EMS personnel to focus on what they personally can do to manage risk and enhance their health and safety. This year’s theme reflects the need for personal responsibility and… Continue

Added by Wendy Norris on March 28, 2009 at 10:30pm — 14 Comments

Books for Emergency Service Families

I am a book junkie, especially when it comes to my office. I really like to have a lot of resources relating to the work that I do as a chaplain on hand. I have learned quite a bit from reading various titles on grief, trauma, traumatic stress, abuse, and fire & police families. I have learned a lot in my education but there is always room to learn more. Reading books helps me better myself as a chaplain.



Denise over at Laughing with Spoons wrote a beautiful post called I Am. She… Continue

Added by Wendy Norris on November 5, 2008 at 9:12pm — No Comments

Firefighter & EMS Injury Study

After nearly a year of researching, assessing, and discussing the importance of caring for the needs of emergency service workers who have been critically injured in the line of duty, the SHS board of directors is releasing a survey (link to survey is below) to collect more detailed and specific information on those needs. The survey will assist us in gathering resources and in developing SOGs for departments to use in the event a critical firefighter injury.



Link to survey:… Continue

Added by Wendy Norris on October 30, 2008 at 4:48pm — No Comments

Firefighter Ministries Website Update

We have updated our website at www.firefighterministries.org with new articles and content. With the release of Fireproof, we have focused on marriage. We have also added a CafePress store with our new logo:







Check it… Continue

Added by Wendy Norris on October 9, 2008 at 3:41pm — No Comments

Firefighter Ministries Website Update- Photographers Still Needed



Firefighter Ministries has updated their website. We have a new t-shirt for sale from Never Tap Out. It's pretty cool!

We have also added some new articles and links as well.

We are still looking for photographers to contribute photographs of incidents to be displayed on our website. If you would like to contribute, please let us… Continue

Added by Wendy Norris on September 8, 2008 at 12:35pm — 6 Comments

Grief Through the Eyes of a Firefighter's Child



Several weeks ago I returned home after working one of the firefighter fatalities that had occurred over the 4th of July weekend. I have needed some time to regroup and to rest after this one. Over the many years that I have been running the TX Line of Duty Death Task Force, I have adjusted many American flags that drape the caskets of the fallen, I have held the hands of countless families as they grieved the loss of their loved ones, and I… Continue

Added by Wendy Norris on September 8, 2008 at 12:00pm — 6 Comments

Honor Guard Part 2- He Was Never Alone

Photo courtesy of SCCFD.org



Most civilians would have never known what is involved in a fire or police funeral when a public servant is killed in the line of duty until 9/11 happened. Once the funerals and memorials started for those FDNY and NYPD fallen members, images of flag draped caskets, long processions of fire trucks and police cars, and crisply dressed uniformed personnel were flashed up on TV screens across the country and around… Continue

Added by Wendy Norris on July 28, 2008 at 9:30pm — 3 Comments

Honor Guard

As you can see from this post I survived yet another plane ride. Hooray! Both flights were actually very good flights with hardly any turbulence. I definitely didn't feel like the wings were about to break off and I could understand what the pilot and the flight attendants were saying, so all in all it was a good flight.





I had to go teach at an honor guard symposium for firefighters and police officers. The Lewisville Fire Department's… Continue

Added by Wendy Norris on June 7, 2008 at 12:08am — 3 Comments

Fireproof- The Movie

Just thought I would share about a new movie coming out in the fall of 2008 called Fireproof. It's about a firefighter trying to put his marriage back… Continue

Added by Wendy Norris on May 28, 2008 at 12:43pm — 5 Comments

Looking for Fire & EMS Photos



We are looking to feature fire and ems photos throughout our website on Firefighter Ministries. If you would like to share your pictures (with credit of course) with us, please contact me at wendy@ firefighterministries.org. We would love to hear from you!



We have also brought back our online newsletter. You can go to our homepage to sign up for it now!



I hope you all had a… Continue

Added by Wendy Norris on May 27, 2008 at 12:52pm — No Comments

Remember............



It is the soldier, not the reporter who has given us the freedom of the press. It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us the freedom of speech. It is the soldier, not the campus organizer, who gives us the freedom to demonstrate. It is the soldier who salutes the flag, who serves beneath the flag, and whose coffin is draped by the flag, who allows the protester to burn the flag. ~unknown~



Have a safe and happy Memorial… Continue

Added by Wendy Norris on May 26, 2008 at 11:18am — 1 Comment

Facebook Group for Firefighter Ministries


Firefighter Ministries now has a group on Facebook! Come and join us there too!

Added by Wendy Norris on May 15, 2008 at 4:58pm — No Comments

Back Again



I haven't had a chance to be real active on the boards lately because we just got back from China where we adopted our first daughter. It's been a whirlwind experience. I tried to visit a fire station while we were there but it's government controlled, so we weren't able to visit or take pictures. I was pretty bummed. I guess they probably wouldn't trade patches either?



I have managed to get Firefighter Ministries website updated with… Continue

Added by Wendy Norris on May 8, 2008 at 11:41am — 2 Comments

The Soul of a Firefighter





The soul of a firefighter is a complicated thing. Of course the soul of anyone is a subject that is filled with wonder, questions, and

confusion. I think though, that the spiritual being of a firefighter,

their very soul is even more complicated because of everything they

face. The average citizen does not see or experience in their lifetime

what a firefighter does in a shift or a…

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Added by Wendy Norris on January 25, 2008 at 5:37pm — 2 Comments

Back From Hiding Under My Rock

I haven't been around in a while. Things have gotten pretty crazy busy! I am still hanging out at http://adoptionandfire.typepad.com and at www.firefighterministries.org. We have many new programs we are hoping to add for injured emergency workers.

Anyway, just wanted to apologize to those of you who I have yet to respond to. I am trying to catch up! I promise!

Added by Wendy Norris on January 21, 2008 at 12:29am — No Comments

Beyond the Lights & Sirens

Firefighter Ministries has a brand new devotional called Beyond the Lights and Sirens. The first series is called the Life Savers . We posted a new one today on the subject of knowledge. If you would like to check it out, go here:

http://www.firefighterministries.org/Sirens.htm.…

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Added by Wendy Norris on September 15, 2007 at 12:33pm — No Comments

I Will Never Forget

Added by Wendy Norris on September 11, 2007 at 5:15pm — 1 Comment

My bio is a little long and boring but I figured I would put it up there so you know who I am. :o) I also added a few more pictures today too. Thanks to everyone who is wanting to be friends. You guy…

My bio is a little long and boring but I figured I would put it up there so you know who I am. :o) I also added a few more pictures today too. Thanks to everyone who is wanting to be friends. You guys are great!
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Added by Wendy Norris on September 5, 2007 at 12:37am — No Comments

New Here

Hi Everyone, I just found this site and think it's great that we have a place to go and network! I am new here, so I hope to make many new friends!

Added by Wendy Norris on September 3, 2007 at 10:09pm — No Comments

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