As of Tuesday, Nov. 15, Central Fire District will have agreement with Chaplains of Idaho to dispatch a non-denominational pastor to support victims and community members in their times of need, according to Fire Chief Carl Anderson.

In the past, as Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints membership in the Rigby and Jefferson County areas is high, bishops would often be called out when there was an emergency such as a fire or a death, Anderson said. Now, through this partnership with Chaplains of Idaho, pastors will be available through dispatch, to come speak with or console those who don’t have anyone else to call to their aid.

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