Retired veteran firefighter Ken McNaughton has volunteered his time as SVFD Chaplain since May 2015. He and fellow Inland Northwest Fire Chaplains were recently recognized for the special services they provide to firefighters, their families and the communities they serve.
On May 8, the Inland NW Fire Chaplains received the 2017 EMS Award for Special Services from the Spokane County EMS & Trauma Care Council. The non-profit, founded in 2014, includes more than 17 volunteer chaplains from Spokane and surrounding counties. Chaplain McNaughton was instrumental in founding the organization.
Fire Chaplains respond to car crashes, heart attacks, wildfires, house fires, the Freeman school shooting and many more incidents, providing comfort, care and connection to grieving families and struggling firefighters. They are on call 24/7.
A fire service veteran, Ken McNaughton spent 22 years working with Colfax (WA) Fire & Rescue before he retired in 2007. He also served as a missile facility technician in the US Air Force and holds degrees from Northern Michigan University and the Christian Life School of Theology. He received a Master Fire Chaplain certificate in 2016. McNaughton joined SVFD in May 2015 to fill the vacant volunteer role of Department Chaplain. He retires from SVFD in May 2018. Chaplain McNaughton is ordained through Victory Faith Fellowship in Spokane Valley.
Thank you for your tireless service to our community!