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The Rangemaster

Stove pipes...Squib loads...Jams. Many first responders know the range rules. They remember hearing the Rangemaster yelling, "Tap - rack - back in the fight!" Tap the magazine; rack the slide, reengage. We train on the range so we will respond in reality.

So, do we do the same when faced with our own personal crisis? Do we check ourselves, reset our attitudes, and reengage our challenges? "Is my ego in check? Am I reacting to the person and not responding to the problem? Did I reset myself emotionally, logically, and responsively to be in tune with my values, faith, sense of greater purpose? Am I reengaged with this firm foundation or living in avoidance?"

My faith tradition speaks to our life range-training in Romans 12:2

Don't copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God's will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.

What about the picture above? Do you remember what your Rangemaster said? Stop and raise your hand for help. A dud round is dangerous. It is the unknown, the unpredictably explosive.

Do you raise your hand when faced with uncertainty that all your wisdom and training cannot control? Even the bravest ask for help.

Most important question here is this:

Who is your Rangemaster?

Leadership can be isolating. Ministry can be vulnerable. Know that you are never alone. God loves you and so does your chaplain!

Chaplain Rich Robinson

Training Director

South Carolina Public Safety Chaplains Association

Senior Chaplain

Coastal Crisis Chaplaincy

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