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

14 May 2021 08:30 • Magnolia Fire Department, Station 181, 18215 Buddy Riley Blvd. Magnolia, TX 77354
24 May 2021 08:30 (EDT) • Hawker United Church of Christ,1617 North Longview Street Beavercreek, Ohio
17 Jun 2021 08:30 (PDT) • East Valley Fire - 2003 Beaudry RD Yakima, WA 98901
22 Jun 2021 08:30 • Contra Costa County Fire Training Academy, 2945 Treat Blvd. Concord, CA 94518
25 Jun 2021 08:30 (EDT) • Bullskin Township Fire Department, 260 Keffer Rd., Connellsville, PA 15425
08 Jul 2021 08:30 (EDT) • Open Door Christian Academy- 26 Gartley St.- Lisbon, Maine 04250
04 Aug 2021 08:30 (EDT) • Lebanon County Fire Training Center, 833 Metro Dr.. Lebanon, PA 17042
20 Aug 2021 08:30 (EDT) • Solomons Volunteer Rescue Squad & Fire Department, 13150 HG Trueman Rd, Solomons, MD 20688
30 Aug 2021 08:00 • Rockerville Fire Station #1Rapid City, South Dakota
24 Oct 2021 08:00 • Westin Dallas Ft Worth Airport 4545 West John Carpenter Freeway Irving, Texas 75063

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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 Has Resumed!

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

Essentials of Fire Chaplaincy and ICPC class taught at the South Carolina State Fire School in Columbia, South Carolina taught by Chris Wade om December 2-3, 2020

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


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!

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

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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