FFC Events

Upcoming events

    • 21 Feb 2024
    • 00:00
    • 01 Dec 2024
    • 23:30

    Renewal By Fire Department

    January 1-December 31, 2024

    • 31 Jul 2024
    • 08:30 (EDT)
    • 01 Aug 2024
    • 17:30 (EDT)
    • Lebanon County Fire Training Center 833 Metro Dr. Lebanon, PA 17042

    The Chaplain's Toolbox 

    Chaplain Training

    Essentials of Fire Chaplaincy


    "Fully Involved"

    Lebanon County Fire Training Center

    833 Metro Drive

    Lebanon, Pennsylvania  17042


    July 31-August 1, 2024

       Essentials of Fire Chaplaincy – is a two-day course designed as a “Survey of Fire Chaplaincy”. It is appropriate for new chaplains, experienced chaplains, and those who just want to learn what fire chaplaincy is all about. The course includes classes in Ministry to Firefighters, Ministry to People in Crisis, Managing Stress, Fire Department Funerals, Fire Chaplain Operations, and many others. 

    Topics include: 

    Chaplaincy Foundations and Personhood, Ministry to Firefighters, Ministry to people in Crisis,  FD Funerals, Fire Department Chaplain Operations, Helping Firefighters Manage Stress,  and others.  This course serves as the foundation for credit with the Federation of Fire Chaplains. 




    To register for the Essentials class, please download the the form below and follow the instructions on the form.

    Registration limited to 30 students

    "Fully Involved"

    The Chaplain's Toolbox

    August 2, 2024

    Physiology & Reactions of Stress- Cancer Awareness/Prevention-CISM Basics- Suicide Prevention- Peer Support- Stress Reduction Strategies-Mental Health Interventions & More



    To register for the "Fully Involved" class, please download the the form below and follow the instructions on the form

    Registration limited to 30 students

    For more information, please contact:

    Chaplain Mark Goodman

    (239) 405-1737


    • 01 Aug 2024
    • 08:00 (EDT)
    • 02 Aug 2024
    • 16:00 (EDT)
    • Hopkinsville Fire HQ Building 112 Phillip Meacham Way Hopkinsville, KY 42240

    Essentials of Fire Chaplaincy

    August 1-2, 2024


    Hopkinsville, KY

    Sponsored by

    Kentucky Federation of Fire Chaplains


    Hopkinsville Fire HQ Building

    112 Phillip Meacham Way

    Hopkinsville, KY  42240

    For more information and to register follow the QR code below or contact:

    Chief Chaplain Rebecca Brown


    (270) 361-9882

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    • 09 Aug 2024
    • 08:00
    • 10 Aug 2024
    • 17:00
    • Tarkington Fire Department, 22353 TX321, Cleveland, TX 77327
    • 20

    Texas Chaplain Training

    Essentials of Fire Chaplaincy

    August 9-10, 2024 (0800-1700)

    Tarkington Fire Department

    22353 TX321

    Cleveland, TX 77327

    Cost: $250.00 (includes training manual)

    The "Esentials of Fire Chaplaincy" is a foundational training course for the fire department chaplain. This two-day course is the basis for training recognition by the Federation of Fire Chaplains and earns the student a certificate from the FFC upon completion. U.S. Fire Departments are now using this FFC training as the standard for fire chaplaincy across the country, allowing chaplains to minister within the fire service wherever life takes them.

    Host Chaplain: Chief Paul Gregory


    Class is limited to 30 students

    Please register soon

    • 24 Aug 2024
    • 09:00 (EDT)
    • 25 Aug 2024
    • 17:00 (EDT)
    • Hazard Community and Technical College, 1 Community College Dr., Hazard, KY 41701


    Essentials of Fire Chaplaincy

    Hazard, Kentucky

    August 24-25, 2024

    9:00 am - 5:00 pm (EST)

    This training is part of the

    Mountain Firefighter Association Hazard Fire School

    Must be Registerd by August 18, 2024

    To register click on the link below 

    • 24 Oct 2024
    • 08:00 (EDT)
    • 31 Oct 2024
    • 12:00 (EDT)
    • Doubletree by Hilton, Annapolis, Maryland 210 Holiday Court, Annapolis, MD, US


    FFC Annual Conference 2024

    Being a Lighthouse in the Storm
    October 24-31, 2024


    October 24-27, 2024

    Annapolis, Maryland

    The 2024 Annual Conference of the Federation of Fire Chaplains will be held in Annapolis, Maryland 

    We encourage you to choose our host hotel:

    Doubletree by Hilton Annapolis, Maryland

    210 Holiday Court, Annapolis, MD, US

    The room rate is $124.00 

    Please note this does not include taxes

    This room rate is only available October 21-31, 2024

    Click on the link below to make your reservations


    Staying at the host hotel not only makes EVERYTHING much easier for you, it also helps FFC and our host team who depend on room bookings to defray our overall costs

    Pre-Conference Training October 25-27

    (See List Below)

    The General Conference will begin on Sunday evening, October 27, 2024, with the "Tired Travelers" reception.

    Following the Opening ceremonies, Monday, October 28, the attendee will have the opportunity for 16 hours of additional training on topics selected by the host chaplains.


    Register Early

    Prices increase after

    August 15, 2024

    Conference Pricing also reflects a discount for Members

    To get the FFC Member discount You must become a Member

    Before August 31, 2023 

    (If interested, please contact the office for additional information or follow the membership links on the Home page)

    The Spouse Program is and additional $175.00. If your spouse would like to participate, make sure you click the box on the Registration form.



    To cancel your registration, you must contact the office:

    email (ffc.chaplain@gmail.com)

    phone (469-955-1522)

    If registration is cancelled after September 15, 2024,

    you may be subject to a charge. 


    Pre-Conference Training

    October 25-27, 2024

    Essentials of Fire Chaplaincy

    Fire Department Funerals

    Ministry of Presence

    Group Crisis Intervention & Assisting Individuals in Crisis

    Pastoral Crisis I & II

    Instructor Training 

    (Must have approval from Executive Director to Attend)

    To participate in the Instructor Class:

    • Active FFC Member of good standing for five consecutive years (prior to the Class)
    • Completion of Essentials Training (16hrs).
    • Completion of Advanced Studies (130hrs).
    • Pre-Approval by the FFC Executive Director


    Conference Flyer

    Transportation Information


    The closest airport to the conference location is

    Baltimore-Washington International Airport

    Details for transportation from airport to hotel are being worked out, information to follow

    Please remember this is a courtesy!

    Our Local Host:

    John F. Long, Jr.


    Phone: (443) 623-0753

    FFC Office

    Chaplain Jimmie Duncan

    Office: (469) 503-1566

    Mobile: (469) 955-1522


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