ABOUT THE FOUNDER

HB1 Chaplain Bert McQueen: Chaplain McQueen, CMC, M.C., Emeritus Board Member and Founder of APFCM, is a Certified Master Chaplain with the International Conference of Police Chaplains'. He is a recognized instructor with the ICISF for the “Small Group” CISM and Individual/Peer Support/ Crisis Intervention Strategies” and the National Guards “Trained Crisis Responder” and the Pastoral Crisis Intervention” and the Advance Group” CISM and “Suicide: Prevention, Intervention and Postvention” course and the Suicide Awareness: (1 day) an introduction for crisis Responders (anyone doing intake assessments) and the Post Critical Incident Seminar (the FBI Model) Chaplain McQueen is the founder of several programs in Alaska; The Alaska State Troopers Chaplaincy, the Alaska Police and fire Chaplains Ministries, that provides Chaplains’ services throughout Alaska, The Alaska Police and Fire Chaplains’ Association, that promotes standardization and professionalism in the law enforcement and fire chaplaincy, the Alaska CISM Teams Network, The MatSu CISM Team and the Anchorage CISM team that provides a complete program for stress management for the Alaska law Enforcement and Fire Rescue community and the communities they serve.

Chaplain McQueen has founded the “Alaska Trauma Center” and partners with the Alaska Police and Fire Chaplains Ministries organization to promote best practice standards in Psychological Trauma Response and Suicide; Pre, Inter and Postvention, with the goal of ensuring the Emergency Service Chaplains in Alaska receive the highest level in training. Alaska Trauma Center has taken the lead in introducing to Alaska the C-SSRS Protocol that is known as best practice for Rating the Severity of risk of those assessed for Suicide. Chaplain McQueen’s and the Alaska Trauma Center’s goal is to help reduce the rate of suicide in Alaska and other areas by introducing this protocol with its proven results to all those within our influence.

Chaplain McQueen has served as a Police and Fire Chaplain in Alaska for thirty five years, and is considered one of the leaders in the field of Emergency Services Chaplaincy and Traumatology in Alaska and has received national recognition for his leadership in Law Enforcement Chaplaincy from ICPC and his CISM service, training, promotion and statewide team development efforts by the ICISF organization. LTC McQueen (Chaplain) has served as the State of Alaska Commanding Chaplain with the 49th readiness Brigade, DMVA, and ASDF. And, has served as the National Coordinator of the Law Enforcement Connectivity Program Manager; by recruiting Chaplains and Interventionist to coordinate responses for the military family members that have suffered loss or need welfare checks;  for the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors. (T.A.P.S.) A support organization for family members, peers and friends effected by military loss.