We are the National Association of Fire & Rescue Service Chaplains for the UK and Islands. If you are a Fire & Rescue Service Chaplain, you are welcome to join the association. There is no fee for joining the association though we would ask you consider making an annual donation. 


National Chair

Revd Paul Thomas BEM

The Chaplain for the South Wales Fire & Rescue Service

A former Fire Fighter  with over 30 years service. Founder of 'Ty Cariad Africa' in Uganda

Vice Chair

Major Nigel Tansley MBE

Lead Chaplain Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Service

Co-Ordinator Central North Team- Salvation Army


Revd William Sharpe

Deputy Team Leader Guy's & St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust


Jim Dashper

Appointed Chaplain April 1997

Responsibility for Slough, Windsor, Langley Fire Stations(64 firefighters)

Appointed Chaplain Coordinator RBFRS 2010, looking after 12 chaplains in RBFRS

18 fire stations in RBFRS

Treasurer FRSCA since 2011

International Secretary

Nick Rutter 

Lead Chaplain, Staffs FRS

John Brown

Committee Member

Chaplain to Royal Berkshire Fire & Rescue Service

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Committee Member

Revd Mia Hilborn

Hospitaller, Head of Spiritual Health Care and Chaplaincy Team Leader, Senior Brigade Chaplain LFB

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

Chaplain to the Fire Fighters Memorial Trust

FRSCA- Committee Member since 2017

Privacy Policy

1 Your personal data – what is it?

Personal data relates to a living individual who can be identified from that data. Identification can be by the information alone or in conjunction with any other information in the data controller’s possession or likely to come into such possession. The processing of personal date is governed by the General Data Projection Regulation (the ‘GDPR’).


2 Who are we

The FRCSA [The Fire & Rescue Service Chaplains Association] complies with its obligations under the ‘GDPR’ by keeping personal data up to date; by storing and destroying it securely; by not collecting or retaining excessive amounts of data; by protecting personal data from loss, misuse, unauthorized access and disclosure and by ensuring that appropriate technical measures are in place to protect personal data.


3 We use your data for the following purposes:-

  • To enable us to provide voluntary services for the benefit of the community

  • The administistration of our membership records

  • To manage our volunteers;

  • To maintain our own accounts and records 

  • To inform you of news, events, activities and services of the FRSCA. We may also send you information from other organisations which further the aims of the FRSCA but your personal data will not be passed on.



4 What is the legal basis for possessing your personal data

  • That you give explicit consent so that we can keep you informed about news, events.

  • Processing that is necessary for carrying out legal obligations.

  • Processing may be carried out provided:-

  1. The processing relates only to members and those with access indicated on the Data Protection Policy

  2. There is no disclosure to a third party without consent.


5 Sharing your personal data

Your personal data will be treated as strictly confidential and will only be shared with other members of the Association for purposes connected with the Association. We will only share your data with third parties outside the Association with your consent.


6 How long do we keep your personal data?

We will keep members data securely and keep them upto date.

7 Your rights and your personal data

  • Unless subject to an exemption under the GDPR, you have the following rights with respect to your personal data:-

  • The right to request a copy of your personal data which the FRSCA holds about you.

  • The right to request that the FRSCA corrects any personal data which is found to be inaccurate or out of date.

  • The right to request that your personal data is erased when it is no-longer necessary for the FRSCA to keep such data (unless it is in registers and minutes which have to be kept for legal reasons).

  • The right to withdraw your consent to the processing at any time.

  • The right to request that the data controller provide the data subject with his/her personal data and where possible, to transmit the data directly to another data controller (known as the right to data portability).

  • The right, where there is a dispute in relation to the accuracy or processing of your personal data to request that a restriction is placed on further processing.

  • The right to object to the processing or personal data except for certain exemptions such as those which fall within safeguarding policy.

  • The right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office.


8 Further Processing

If we wish to use your personal data for a new purpose, not covered by this Data Protection Notice, then we will provide you with a new notice explaining this new use prior to commencing the processing and setting out the relevant purposes and processing conditions. When or whenever necessary, we will seek your prior consent to the new processing.


9 Contact Details

To exercise all relevant rights, queries or complaints please in the first instance contact the Membership Secretary (via The Contact Us section on the Main Page).

You can contact the Information Commissioners Office on 0303 123 11113 or via email https://ico.org.uk/global/contact-us/email/ or at the Information Commissioner’s Office Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Winslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.