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 investigate our training.

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


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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

10 Jan 2022 08:00 • St. John's Episcopal Church, 113 Madison Ave. Montgomery, AL
31 Jan 2022 08:30 (EST) • Pinellas County PFA, 13220 Belcher Rd South, Largo, FL 3373
11 Feb 2022 08:00 • Loudon County Fire Academy 751 Miller Drive, Suite F-1, Leesburg, VA 20175

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Important Information

Please note that the mailing address for the Federation of Fire Chaplains has changed.

Federation of Fire Chaplains

PO Box 567748

Dallas, TX. 75356

Send your mail for Ed Stauffer to:

702 N. Main

Meridian, TX 76665

email: chapdir1@aol.com


Training Events

Restrictions made by Federal, State and local governments concerning the Corona Virus and public health are constantly changing. These training events must 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.


To view all Training Events, click on the "Events" tab


Registration is now open for the

2021 FFC Annual Conference!

We are excited to announce that registration is open for the 2021 FFC Annual Conference. We will once again host our conference in Texas. The host hotel is located in Irving, Texas at the North end of Dallas/Ft. Worth Airport in the heart of the Metroplex. The location for the Conference is at  the

Westin Dallas Fort Worth Airport

4545 West John Carpenter Freeway

Irving, Texas 75063

You will need to contact the hotel or follow the links to make your reservation. The price for rooms goes up and is subject to availability after September 27, 2021. You also need to register with the FFC so that we can make sure we are adequately prepared. Also please note that one of the Pre-Conference classes has a limit of 20 students.

Don't wait until the las minute!

We hope to see you there


COVID-19 Virus Resources

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

FEMA has created a webpage with information for those needing Funeral assistance

FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Resources


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!

Please take a moment to read the article about one of our Chaplains, Jill Bryan

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 Vice President John F. Long, Jr., has been awarded the Chapel of Four Chaplains' Legion of Honor Humanitarian Award.  

     John is the third FFC member known to have received his award.  He joins Bill Lotz, who received it in 2017, and Ed Stauffer, who received it in 2018.

The photo features Chaplain John F. Long, Jr., and his wife Kathy with the Chapel of the Four Chaplains' Legion of Honor Humanitarian Award, presented May 25, 2021, in Beavercreek, Ohio.


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