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    • 01 Dec 2017
    • 31 Dec 2018
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    • 12 Jun 2018
    • 08:00
    • 16 Jun 2018
    • 18:00
    • Alabama Fire College, 2501 Pheonix Dr. Tuscaloosa, AL 35405

    2018 Federation of Fire Chaplains 

    Southeast Regional Training Conference

    June 12-16, 2018

    Hosted by:      

    The Alabama Fire College

    2501 Pheonix Dr. Tuscaloosa, AL 35405

    Contact Person: Paul Trumpore

    Phone: (865) 805-2890 or (865) 577-3095

      Email: PNTrumpore@aol.com

      Website: TFFC.org 

    At the generous invitation of the Alabama Fire College, the Federation of Fire Chaplains, will present the following courses on the Alabama Fire College campus in Tuscaloosa Alabama.

    Essentials of Emergency Service Chaplaincy

    June 12-13, 2018 (8:00 AM-5:00 PM)

    This course provides the foundation for Fire/Rescue/EMS Chaplain service and teaches an established and credentialed system of protocols in order to provide Chaplaincy to emergency services workers and the public. Participants must be members of the FFC to get course credit. Course will be taught by a combined faculty of the Tennessee Federation of Fire Chaplains. 

    Fee includes the FFC Chaplain Manual.

    Chaplains who are not members of the FFC and bring the following completed documents to class will be provided with 2018 membership in the Federation of Fire Chaplains as a gift from the Tennessee Federation of Fire Chaplains.

    1. Completed FFC Membership Application (can be obtained by going to www.firechaplains.org then completing and printing the form)
    2. Signed letter of appointment on Department letterhead
    3. Signed letter of Ecclesiastical endorsement on letterhead of the endorsing faith group.
    4. Copy of Ordination Certificate OR signed letter from clergy person willing to serve as your pastoral care supervisor.

    CISM: Group and Individual Crisis Intervention
    June 14-16, 2018 (All 3 Days, 8:00 AM-6:00 PM)

    This is an International Critical Incident Stress Foundation double course and will cover "Group Crisis Intervention" and "Assisting Individuals in Crisis". This program is designed to teach participants the fundamentals of, and the specific protocols for, group and individual crisis interventions. Participants will leave with the knowledge and tools to provide several group crisis interventions, specifically demobilizations, defusings, and debriefings. The need for appropriate follow-up services and referrals when necessary will also be discussed. This level 100 course will be taught by Chaplain Paul Trumpore.


    Conference Registration

    Student Name:                                                                    
    Phone Number:                                                                    
    Email Address:                                                                                                                                       

    If fees received by May 29, 2018           $325           ________
    If fees received after May 29, 2018       $375.         ________
    If fees received by May 29, 2018      $200       ________
    If fees received after May 29, 2018.  $250      ________   
    TOTAL ENCLOSED                                  __________
    Mail to:
    Chaplain Paul Trumpore
    908 Kimberlin Heights Road
    Knoxville, TN  37920-8926
    • 09 Aug 2018
    • 08:00
    • 11 Aug 2018
    • 17:00
    • Easton Pennsylvania



    August 9-10-11, 2018 Easton, PA

    Sponsored by: The Federation of Fire Chaplains(www.FireChaplains.org) and the Pennsylvania Fire Chaplains Network 

    ICISF Pastoral Intervention I & II Course

    This three day course combines ALL of the content of ICISF,s Pastoral Crisis Intervention and Pastoral Crisis Intervention II courses.

    Pastoral Crisis Intervention may be thought of as the combination of faith-based resources with traditional techniques of crisis intervention. Pastoral Crisis Intervention represents a powerful addition to traditional community and organizational psychological support resources. The purpose of this course is to assist the participants in learning how pastoral interventions and traditional psychological crisis interventions may be effectively integrated. Chaplains, Pastoral Counselors, Mental Health Professionals, ministers, and anyone interested in the use of faith-based resources in healing should find this course of interest. This course consists of 26 hours of instruction, over the course of three days, covering the following areas:

    • Nature of human crisis
    • Nature of crisis intervention
    • Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM)
    • Signs and symptoms of the crisis state
    • The "Crisis of Faith"
    • Criteria for psychological triage
    • Strategic S-A-F-E-R PCI Model
    • Common PCI mistakes
    • Challenging PCI's
    • Risks and Potential adverse reactions
    • Advanced topics in Assessment
    • Principles of Basic Spiritual First Aid
    • PCI with those expressing theodolitic concerns
    • The Incident Management System (IMS)
    • PCI with those expressing suicidal ideation
    • PCI with those in acute bereavement
    • Principles of Death Notification
    • Principles and practices associated with self-care


    Glenn C. Calkins, M.Div., LCSW, BCC, DAPA is a United Methodist Minister. He was a firefighter for 26 years and an Emergency Medical Technician for 15 years. He has served as a Fire Chaplain for 22 years. Glen was selected to receive an award for Distinguished Achievement from the International Association of Firefighters in 1989. He continues to be a member and instructor for the Federation of Fire Chaplains Other credentials or certifications include Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Supervisor of Clinical Pastoral Education, Board Certified Chaplain, and a Diplomat of the American Psychotherapy Association. Glenn was the founding Executive Director of CISM Indiana Network, Inc. that grew to 28 statewide teams. In 1995, the Indiana Psychological Association chose Glenn the Allied Professional of the Year. He is an ICISF Faculty member and one of the authors for the “Pastoral Crisis Intervention” courses. Currently, he is active as a member of the American Red Cross Critical Response Team. With the American Red Cross he has been activated for two air incident responses and the World Trade Center in New York City. He is also a Life Member of the Mont Alto Fire Co. #1 in Mont Alto, PA.

    Contact Information for your host is: 

    Chaplain Peter Keady Peter@peterkeady.com 

    (610) 360-9750



    Registration Form

    Please print this form, and mail it together with a nonrefundable registration fee of $400 (make your check payable to Federation of Fire Chaplains”) must be received no later than Jul. 20th, 2018

    Please print legibly

    Your Name:                                                                                     

    Mailing address:                                                                               


    Daytime phone number:                                                                   

    Evening or cell phone number:                                                         

    E-mail address:                                                                                  

    Religion and Denomination or Sect:


    Church/Synagogue/Mosque/Temple you attend:


    Are you a Licensed/Ordained Clergyperson?  YES NO

    Are you currently appointed as a Fire Department Chaplain? YES NO

    What Fire Department do you serve?                                                                  

    • 14 Oct 2018
    • 08:00
    • 18 Oct 2018
    • 14:00
    • Fort Worth, Texas

    40th Annual Conference of the Federation of Fire Chaplains

    Conference information

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