Chaplain Daniel has been working with critical incidents since 1979. He is married to Ruth Ann and the father of Daniel II, and a daughter Suzanne. He is an ordained minister and a Nationally Endorsed Chaplain with the Assemblies of God.

He is a retired New Jersey State Constable and is presently serving Brick Township PD, Stafford Township PD, Ocean County Sheriffs Department, Jackson Township PD, Jackson Mills Fire Department, Larsen Rd. Fire Department and Hightstown, New Jersey Fire Department. He is an approved Police Academy Instructor in the state of New Jersey. He is the Mid-Atlantic Regional Director of the International Conference of Police Chaplains and a member of the Cornell University World Trade Center Building Trades Support Team. He is also an approved instructor with the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation.

He is the Director of the ALPHA Critical Incident Stress Management Team and a member of the Ocean County Emergency Response Committee and a New Jersey Homeland Security Disaster Response Crisis Counselor.. He is also certified in FEMA Basic and Advanced training. Daniel co-coordinated and mobilized Chaplains for the Port Authority of New Jersey, New York Crisis Team from September 11, 2001 till May 30 2002. Daniel also assisted CISM efforts at the scene of Flt.587 that crashed in Long Island New York. He is listed as a Featured Speaker with The National Center for Crisis Management.

His is also a FELLOW with the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress, Board Certified in Emergency Crisis Response, Board Certified in Acute Traumatic Stress Management, and a Nationally Certified Bereavement Facilitator. Crisis Intervention International LLC has a highly trained and competent staff that assists in training, demobilizations, defusing, debriefing, and follow-up support. In March of 2006 Chaplain Schafer was invited to New Mexico to take the Train The Trainer Course for Incident Response to Terrorist Bombings.

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