Richard S. Phelps
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  • Indialantic, FL
  • United States
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Chappy from Florida - A newbie or probie here

Started this discussion. Last reply by Russ Jan 30, 2013. 9 Replies

I am grateful to find this place. I started in the Fire Service at age 65 as a Certified Fire I Fire Fighter and as Chaplain for a wonderful combination department. I am now 72 years old and love the…Continue


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Type of Organization
Combination Fire Rescue Department
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Years in Fire/EMS:
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Indialantic Fire Rescue
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Federation of Fire Chaplains
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Fire I certified
Federation of Fire Chaplains
About Me:
72 years old
Baseball fan
Interested in weight/obesity issues
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Support Fire Rescue workers as a Chaplain
Why I Love Fire/EMS
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Health and Safety

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Chaplain Challenges Firefighters to Weight Loss Competitions

Posted on July 24, 2014 at 10:29pm 1 Comment

Let's face it. All of us hate the headlines that 70 % of firefighters are over weight! So, let's prove them wrong. Let's challenge each other to weight loss competitions everywhere: among shifts, within shifts, one department against another, one union against another etc. etc. I have not really thought through this idea and would prefer to let us all put our imagination to work. Just think if every Chief, Shift Captain Union President and individual firefighter committed to make this…


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At 5:23pm on January 20, 2013, Fireyladd - Chief Sharp said…

Welcome to Firefighter Nation Chaplain Phelps. I am glad you joined the group. There is lots to do, read and be involved with. Your participation and involvement is important to us all.
Chief William Sharp- Retired
Brookings Fire / Rescue


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