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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 not convictions. Our first responsibility is to God.

Second, to humanity. As Fire Chaplains, our work is not limited to the area of fire departments, firefighters, communities nor victims of the devastating ravages of fire or other crisis happenings. 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.

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


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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. 

Upcoming FFC Events

15 Oct 2020 09:00 (EDT) • Zoom Meeting-2 Day Class
19 Oct 2020 19:00 (EDT) • Zoom Meeting-5 Day Class

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Important Information

The dates for the Theodicy and Trauma Zoom classes have changed.  They will now be taught in October. Check your schedule to see if you are able to participate.


Training Has Resumed!

As recent restrictions made by Federal, State and local governments concerning the Corona Virus and public health are being relaxed, FFC training has resumed. These training events are following local guidelines and will differ from location to location. Please continue to check back for the most current information with regards to training. Our training schedule is constantly changing as locations change their requirements.

Remember, it is mandatory for participants to follow the guidelines of the training location.

Recent Essentials Class in Parsonsburg, Maryland, taught by John Long and Blake Bowers


Recent Essentials Class in La Plata, Maryland, taught by John Long and Blake Bowers


COVID-19 Virus Resource

Dr. Naomi Paget, has written a book, Ministry During Pandemic.  She has graciously given us permission to share this resource with our Chaplains. Please take the time to download and read this valuable resource.You can download the file here. 

Ministry During Pandemic


After 42 years of Active Service, Ed Stauffer, is now Executive Director Emeritus of the Federation of Fire Chaplains. Jimmie Duncan is our new Executive Director of the Federation of Fire Chaplains.

These changes became effective March 1, 2020.


Check this out!

One of our Chaplains, Mark Goodman, has had an article published in Fire Engineering, concerning Firefighter stress.  Follow the link to read the article.

Mark Goodman article

Please take a moment to read Chaplain Peter Keady's article "Why Every First Responder Department Needs a Chaplain" on the News page in our Members area


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