First Responders Appreciation Service
Sunday, April 15, 10:30 am
To: ALL Police officers, Firefighters, EMS, Dispatchers and families
Please join us for a special service and luncheon to honor you and your families and to thank you for your service to our community. We invite you to come and be encouraged by our guest speaker, Rev. Daniel R. Schafer. (Please see his biography below) and share in a luncheon provided by our church family.
RSVP requested to Pastor Michael Pignaloso Jr. at 908-638-6770 or Bunnvaleag@bunnvaleag.com by April 7th. HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!
ABOUT OUR GUEST SPEAKER
Rev. Daniel R. Schafer has been working with critical incidents since 1979. He is married to Ruth Ann and the father of two. He is an ordained minister and a Nationally Endorsed Chaplain with the Assemblies of God.
Pastor Dan is a retired New Jersey State Constable/Firearms Instructor and is presently serving as chaplain for the Brick Township PD, Stafford Twp. PD, Ocean County Sheriffs Dept., Jackson Township PD, Jackson Fire Depts. 54-55-56-57, Jackson OEM, and NJ State Firemen’s Assoc. He has served as chaplain for NASCAR at Dover Intl. Speedway for over 25 years and is the President of The Fellowship of Christian Racers. Dan was recently selected to serve as Volunteer Chaplain for the United States Secret Service.
Dan is an approved Police Academy Instructor in the state of New Jersey. He is the Mid-Atlantic Regional Director of the International Conference of Police Chaplains, overseeing over 200 police chaplains, and a member of the Cornell University World Trade Center Building Trades Support Team.
Dan is the Director of the ALPHA Critical Incident Stress Management Team and a member of the Ocean County Emergency Response Committee and a New Jersey Homeland Security Disaster Response Crisis Counselor. He is also certified in FEMA Basic and Advanced training. Dan co-coordinated and mobilized Chaplains for the Port Authority of New Jersey, New York Crisis Team from September 11, 2001 till May 30 2002. He also assisted CISM efforts at the scene of Flt. 587 that crashed in Long Island, NY. He is a Featured Speaker with The National Center for Crisis Management.
He is also a FELLOW with the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress, Board Certified in Emergency Crisis Response and in Acute Traumatic Stress Management, and a Nationally Certified Bereavement Facilitator. Dan is an instructor for the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress Foundation, and the National Police Suicide Foundation. He is a team instructor with C.O.P.S., and with Homeland Security for Incident Response to Terrorist Bombings and Preparedness & Response to Terrorist Bombings.