First Responders

The Emergency Ministry of Chaplains (EMMI-FAICL)

EMMI-FAICL provides Chaplaincy service to EMS, Fire, Paramedic and Police agencies on-scene and “behind the scene” with
an emphasis on Critical Incident Stress mitigation. The services offered by Emergency Ministries are without regard to religious
affiliation, on issues involving things such as; fatalities involving children, multiple fatality accidents, deaths of co-workers,
marital problems, substance abuse issues and the like.

“To come alongside first-responders who experience extraordinary human events daily
and to offer them emotional and spiritual support services.”

EMMI - FAICL is a group of specially trained Chaplains who respond to the needs of our first responder community.

Founded in August of 2011, we are a non-profit corporation (registered in 2014) of Eric Michel Ministries International.

One very specific requirement to become an EMMI - FAICL Chaplain is to “Wear the Badge.” This means that each of our
Chaplains have served as first responders as is or have been qualified as Emergency responders. We are EMMI - FAICL
Chaplains are a Christian-based chaplaincy organization headquartered in Ottawa. We are a non-profit organization and
serve the community including Fire, Police & EMS agencies. We currently serve 4 Provinces Quebec and Ontario,
New Brunswick and Nova Scotia and also are accepting applications for new chaplains. We can provide training to new
members and also support those who have experience. We are from various Christian backgrounds, It makes EMMI - FAICL
more unique to provide on-scene services.

Our Mission:

The primary mission of EMMI - FAICL is to provide pastoral care and counselling for employees and families of first responders, as well as the general population and other local emergency situations; and to provide follow-up visitations in the home or in the hospital for victims of crimes and their families.
  1. First Responder
  2. First Responder's Family
  3. First Responder's Victim

Purpose Statement

EMMI - FAICL's purpose is to provide support to emergency service workers as well as offer caring compassion to those who are experiencing a crisis.

What we believe:

EMMI - FAICL provides caring compassion and encouraging support to anyone in need regardless of race, sex, creed, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, colour, or disability.  We are a multidenominational organization base on Christianity.

As Christian, we believe in the single personality of God, it is the original form of Christianity. We believe in the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth, as found in the New Testament and other early Christian writings, and hold him up as an exemplar. 
As Christian, we believe in God eternally existing and manifesting Himself to us in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. In the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, who became man, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born from the Virgin Mary. In the Bible. In the Final Salvation.

Crisis Chaplain Requirement for Volunteer:

  1. Membership in EMMI in good standing
  2. Adherence to EMMI Code of Ethical & Professional Standards
  3. A description of your professional experiences and why you want to volunteer as a Chaplain
  4. Have completed at least a Bachelor's Degree in Divinity from an accredited institution or its equivalent. A copy of the diploma or final official transcript must be sent with the Application to the Board of Elders to be a chaplain.
  5. Having a relevant course, and experience is a plus, in work-related
  6. Accepting training and the fees for it. Traning can be taken by organisms other than EMMI, please verify if they are accredited.
  7. Accepting a police screening

The Board of Elders Review Committee reserves the right to waive criteria if the applicant provides compatible recognized certification ex: by his work in the social or medical field. Applicants who fail to demonstrate that they have met the requisite criteria for Certification will be informed as to the reason for denial. The candidate will be given a second opportunity to provide additional supporting documentation.

9-1-1, usually written as 911, is an emergency telephone number for the United States, Canada, Palau, Argentina, Philippines, and Jordan, as well as the North American Numbering Plan (NANP), one of eight N11 codes. Like other emergency numbers around the world, this number is intended for use in emergency circumstances only. Using it for any other purpose (such as making false or prank calls) is a crime in most jurisdictions.

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In over 98% of locations in Argentina, Belize, Anguilla, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Jordan, Ethiopia, Liberia, Saudi Arabia, Philippines, Uruguay, United States, Palau, Mexico, Tonga, and Canada, dialling "9-1-1" from any telephone will link the caller to an emergency dispatch office, called a Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) by the telecommunications industry, which can send emergency responders to the caller's location in an emergency. In approximately 96 percent of the United States, the enhanced 9-1-1 system automatically pairs caller numbers with a physical address.

In the Philippines, the 9-1-1 emergency hotline has been available to the public since August 1, 2016, starting in Davao City. It is the first of its kind in the Asia-Pacific region. It replaces the previous emergency number 117 used outside Davao City.

As of 2017, a 9-1-1 system is in use in Mexico, where implementation in different states and municipalities is being conducted.

Le 911 (prononcé, de manière équivalente, « neuf, un, un » en français canadien et nine one one en anglais) est un numéro d'appel d'urgence nord-américain depuis 1968. Il fait partie du plan de numérotation nord-américain et est l'un des huit codes N11. En 2020, il est appelé environ 650 000 fois par jour aux États-Unis. En Europe, le 112 a été retenu comme numéro d'appel d'urgence, même si les pays n'ont pas toujours supprimé leur numéro historique.

L'alerte (les Suisses utilisent le terme d'alarme) en premiers secours consiste, pour un sauveteur, à alerter les secours public pour demander leur intervention (pompier, SAMU) ou un conseil à la régulation médicale. C'est la troisième étape, après la protection et le bilan lors d'une action de porter secours. L'alerte est nécessaire lorsqu'un danger menace une personne ou un bien (accident, malaise, incendie,...), et va permettre de déclencher une prise en charge adaptée. C'est pourquoi l'évaluation faite lors du bilan est primordiale afin que la réponse apportée soit adaptée au péril (intervention des pompiers pour un incendie ou un accident, du SAMU pour un malaise cardiaque, de secours nautique pour une personne se noyant,...)

Le moyen le plus fiable de passer l'alerte est le téléphone filaire : la communication est de qualité, et il est aisé de localiser l'appel. À défaut, on peut utiliser un téléphone portable : il a l'avantage d'être souvent disponible immédiatement, mais si l'appelant n'est pas capable d'indiquer à quel endroit se situe le sinistre, il est plus difficile de le localiser, sauf si le téléphone est muni d'une puce GPS. Certains pays ont mis en place une alerte par SMS ou par courrier électronique, utilisable par les handicapés de la voix. Malgré le développement des médias sociaux pour la gestion de l'urgence (MSGU), il n'est pas encore possible de prévenir de manière efficace les secours par les réseaux sociaux

Rt. Revd. Marie Arnold
Chief Chaplain

  1. Firefighters
  2. EMS-EMT
  3. Police
  4. Military
  5. Correctional officer
  6. Parole officer or probation officer