We are an international fellowship of Fire-Rescue Chaplains. From here you can learn about us, check out the news of the FFC, explore membership, and access our training schedule.

The mission of the Federation of Fire Chaplains is to bring together persons interested in providing an effective Chaplain Service: to give aid, comfort and help to firefighters and their families; to work toward the betterment of all areas of the fire and emergency service. To serve God, to aid humanity, our communities, our government, our religions, our Country and the quality of life; to help mankind in developing their most noble characteristic-that of serving others; to help bring about a better understanding among all people with mutual harmony and respect regardless of one’s level of authority; and to achieve a single healing, unifying spirit of love for God and each other.

The Federation is non-denominational, non-sectarian and calls for no compromise of either individual beliefs or convictions. Our first responsibility is to God, and second, to humanity.

As Fire Chaplains, our work is not limited to the area of fire departments, firefighters, communities, or victims of the devastating ravages of fire or other crises. We shall strive to help ease the suffering of our fellow man wherever our paths shall lead. However, as a base for our work, we have chosen the Nation’s Fire Service, the acknowledged world’s most dangerous profession, and fire victims, whose suffering is that most beyond description.

The members of the Federation believe by bringing persons together to provide an effective response to Crisis Situations, by training, responding, in the work of the Chaplain, we will be able to achieve the goal of serving God and Humanity. This, with God’s help, we will strive to do.


Members can sign in to access the FFC directory, participate in a blog, view articles, update your profile, and renew your membership. We encourage contact to our officers and regional directors.

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To console those who mourn,

To give them  beauty for ashes...

Isaiah 61:3

The heart of a man plans his way,

  but the LORD establishes his steps.

Proverbs 16:9

If the iron is blunt, and one does not sharpen the edge

he must use more strength, but wisdom helps one to

 succeed.  Ecclesiastes 10:10

As iron sharpens iron,

So a man sharpens the countenance of his friend.

Proverbs 27:17


FFC Training Manual, Patches, and stickers

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Resource for Fire Chaplains & Firefighters

Chaplains, if you are helping a firefighter struggling with addiction or other behavioral health issues please check out this program available through our friends at the National Volunteer Firefighter Council. Click on the logo. 

Articles of Interest


The Office will be closed from close of business on Friday, March 1, 2024 until 0900 Central time, Monday, March 11, 2024 so that we can conduct our Annual Board Meeting.

Contact our Executive Director

Jimmie Duncan

Click here to: email

Office: (469) 503-1566

Mobile Phone: (469) 955-1522

Office is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.

The Office is closed every Tuesday

If you need to talk to Jimmie, you may text or call his mobile phone.

(Please include your name in your text)

Messages and email will be checked daily, and you will receive a reply as soon as possible.

Upcoming FFC Events

05 Mar 2024 08:00 • 615 NW MLK Jr. Ave, Ocala, FL 34475
12 Mar 2024 08:30 (EDT) • Polk County Fire Rescue Training Facility, 2740 Clower Lane, Bartow, FL 33830
18 Mar 2024 08:30 • 12148 John Wilson Lane Princess Anne, MD 21853-3648-
05 Apr 2024 08:00 • 3738 SW 15TH OKC, OK 73108 BUILDING 3
12 Apr 2024 08:00 • Hood County Emergency Operations Center 401 Deputy Larry Miller Dr, Granbury, TX 76048
16 Apr 2024 08:30 (EDT) • Carmel Fire Department Administration Building 210 Veterans Way Carmel, Indiana 46032
20 Apr 2024 08:30 (EDT) • 2684 Jefferson Ave. Washington, PA 15301
10 May 2024 08:00 • Grace Chapel 31101 FM 2978 Magnolia, TX 77354
24 Oct 2024 08:00 (EDT) • Doubletree by Hilton, Annapolis, Maryland 210 Holiday Court, Annapolis, MD, US


2024 FFC Annual Conference

will be in Annapolis, Maryland at the

Doubletree Hotel Annapolis

October 24-31, 2024

Chaplaincy: Being a lighthouse in the Storm


Ed Stauffer, Our Founder and our former Executive Director, passed away in his home the morning of June 25, 2022. 

To view his Memorial Service, click on his picture.


Check this out!

The FFC and the IAFC-VCOS have partnered to produce a document about Fire Chaplaincy

Chaplain Andy Kwak, from Abbotsford, British Columbia, has written an article for Firefighting in Canada Magazine about Fire Chaplaincy. Check it out!

Fire Chaplain: Serving Those Who Serve


FFC Members are invited to send items of interest from your ministry to the Federation of Fire Chaplains to be shared   with the membership. Send articles, pictures, and stories in by

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 Articles, pictures, and stories from our          members can be found at the 
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