CHAPLAINS ASSOCIATION for PUBLIC SAFETY - THURSTON COUNTY (CAPS-TC)
builds and maintains an association of Chaplains who have the desire, ability and availability to serve our community.
At CAPS-TC, our mission is to provide crisis support services to Thurston County, WA First Responders, as well as on-scene support/emergency assistance for members of the community. At the direction of First Responders, a cadre of specially trained Chaplains provide critical incident stress management support, as well as crisis response and presence, emotional support, spiritual encouragement, and faith reinforcement as requested and appropriate.
WHO WE ARE
CAPS-TC Chaplains serve Police and Fire Departments throughout Thurston County, WA.
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Board of Directors
A CAPS founding Board Member, Dave is a 36-year law enforcement veteran retiring from the Thurston County Sheriff's Office as a Chief Deputy. He and his wife Deana have 2 sons and several grandkids. Dave also serves as an elected Fire Commissiner for the Griffin Fire Department.
A founding Board Member, Greg served as the City Manager of Lacey, WA for 24 years, and retired in 2011 following 40 years of local government service.
A CAPS founding Board Member, Dan served in both public and private organizations in executive positions focused on finance and organizational development. In retirement, Dan and his wife Mary volunteer for a number of local charitable organizations.
Wendy joined the CAPS-TC board in November, 2020. She has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and currently serves as the Executive Director for Thurston 911 Communications. She and her husband Jeff have two sons and a daughter.
A CAPS founding Board Member, Bill & his family are long-time Thurston County residents & have volunteered with schools & churches for over 40 years. He served 28 years as a county firefighter, EMT, & officer, & a county chaplain since 2004.
A CAPS founding Board Member, Greg retired after 35 years in fire service. Retired Fire Chief Wright played a significant role in the Olympia Fire Department Chaplains program.
A CAPS founding Board Member, Bruce has lived & served in thurston County since 1989. He leads a local non-demoninational Christain Church. Having a huge heart for first responders, he began serving as a TCSO Chaplain in 1990. Bruce & his wife Lyndia have 3 adult children & 5 grandchildren.
Since moving to Thurston County from Chicago in 1988, Bob had a professional career building, managing, and administering computer systems for private & state organizations. He volunteers for local several non-profit Boards.
ARE YOU CALLED TO THE FIELD OF PUBLIC SAFETY CHAPLAINCY?
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get involved and support this vital work in our community.
At CAPS-TC, our mission is to provide crisis support services to First Responders, as well as the individuals directly impacted by incident calls. 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, our Public Safety Chaplains respond to thousands of service calls each year, directly providing service to First Responders and to the nearly 290,000 residents of Thurston County.
After successful completion of our training program, our Chaplains are equipped to serve in the following ways:
On-Scene Support: emergency assistance for first responders & members of the community
Crisis Intervention: suicide prevention, mental health first aid & other crisis mediation services
Death Notifications: contact, notify & support next of kin after the loss of a loved one
Peer Team & Critical Incident Stress Management Support: facilitate and participate in activities to aid in healthy recovery & reactivation
Career Support: provide support that aids in keeping personnel on-center and in-service
Family Support: provide support to family members & participate in Family Association events
Line of Duty Death Support: provide support to the families and peers of fallen first responders
Community Outreach: participate in events that strengthen relationships with the community
Thurston County TCOMM tracks our CAPS-TC incident calls. The 911 call outs represent less than half of the Chaplain activity. Our group of volunteer Chaplains are committed 24/7 to supporting a healthy fire and law enforcement workforce and their families.
WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT
CAPS-TC is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. We receive no government or public funding. Our support comes entirely from individual supporters, community partners, and voluntary contributions from First Responders. Please consider supporting our mission today! Every donation makes an impact. You can make a one-time donation or set up a recurring monthly donation. Just click the link below or contact us for next steps.
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