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    • 01 Jan 2023
    • 01 Jan 2024
    • FFC Office

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    • 13 Oct 2023
    • 08:00 (EDT)
    • 19 Oct 2023
    • 12:00 (EDT)
    • Hilton St. Petersburg Carillon Park Hotel 950 Carillon Drive St. Petersburg, Florida 33716

    FFC Annual Conference 2023
    October 13-19, 2023


    October 13-15, 2023

    St. Petersburg, Florida

    The 2022 Annual Conference of the Federation of Fire Chaplains will be held i9n St. Petersburg Florida at the Hilton St. Petersburg Carillon Park Hotel. The conference dates are October 13-19, 2023. This includes Pre-Conference Training October 13-15, 2023 (Essentials of Fire Chaplaincy, CISM Training, and Advanced Chaplaincy Training).

    The General Conference will begin on Sunday evening, October 15, 2023 with the "Tired Travelers" reception. Following the Opening ceremonies, Monday, October 16, the attendee will have the opportunity for 16-20 hours of additional training on topics selected by the host chaplains.

    Note: If you are attending the Instructor Class it is on October 13, 2023, before the Conference begins.


    Register Early

    Prices increase after

    August 15, 2023

    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)

    Conference Schedule

    Spouse Program Schedule 

    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.


    Pre-Conference Training

    October 13-15, 2022

    Instructor Training (1 Day, October 13)

    (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

    CISM:  3-Day Group and Individual Class (GRIN) (October 13-15)

    Essentials of Fire Chaplaincy (2 days, October 14-15)

     Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) (2 days, October 14-15)


    Conference Flyer

    Hotel Information

    We encourage you to choose our host hotel:

    Hilton St. Petersburg Carillon Park Hotel

    950 Carillon Drive

    St. Petersburg, Florida  33716

    (727) 540-0050  



    Room Rate. $179 + tax

     To get the special rate, you need to register

    BEFORE September 1, 2023

    Use the Booking Code: FIRST

    Hotel Online Registration link

     If you call them directly, tell them you are attending the
    Federation of Fire Chaplains Conference,
     October 2023 and give them the Booking Code: FIRST

    If you would like to arrive early or stay later, the Conference rates will be honored 3 days before or after if the rooms are available.


    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.

    Airport Information

    The closest airport to the conference location is

    St. Pete-Clearwater International airport.

    Click on the logo for more information.

    Our Host Committee Recommends

    if you fly into St. Pete-Clearwater Airport you should use

    Allegiant Airlines

    You can also fly into Tampa International Airport

    If you need help with transportation form the airport to the Conference Hotel and transportation from the Conference Hotel to the airport you can contact:

     Chaplain Danny Champagne

     Phone:  727-386-9333

     Email: ffctransportation@allfirstrespondersmatter.org 

    Please remember this is a courtesy

    Our Local Hosts:

    All First Responders Matter

    Chaplain Milton Smith

    (727) 798-5718

    FFC Office

    Chaplain Jimmie Duncan

    Office: (469) 503-1566

    Mobile: (469) 955-1522


    • 06 Nov 2023
    • 08:30
    • 07 Nov 2023
    • 17:00
    • Searcy Fire Department Central Station, 501 W. Beebe-Capps Blvd., Searcy, AR 72143
    • 16

    Essential of Fire Chaplaincy

    Searcy, Arkansas

    November 6-7, 2023

    Searcy Fire Department Central Station

    501 W. Beebe-Capps Blvd.

    Searcy, AR  72143

    This course, created by the Federation of Fire Chaplains, provides an opportunity for everyone –experienced chaplains, new chaplains, and prospective chaplains alike – to learn valuable lessons about Fire Chaplaincy. The class consists of 16 hours of instruction, on two consecutive days, covering the following areas:

    • The Foundations of Fire Chaplaincy
    • Personhood of the Fire Chaplain
    • Fire Chaplain’s Ministry to Firefighters
    • Fire Chaplain’s Ministry to Crisis Victims
    • Beginning a Fire Department Chaplaincy
    • Critical Incident Stress Management
    • Firefighter Injury or Death /Death Notification
    • Fire Department Funerals



    The tuition includes a manual, handouts, and snacks.

    Student Responsible for their own lodging and transportation 

    • 10 Nov 2023
    • 08:00 (EST)
    • 11 Nov 2023
    • 17:00 (EST)
    • Park Vista Hotel 700 Cherokee Orchard Road Gatlinburg, TN 37738

    Essentials of Fire Chaplaincy

    Sponsored by

    The Tennessee Federation of Fire Chaplains

    “Serving those who Serve”

    The Tennessee Federation of Fire Chaplains

    Chaplain Paul N. Trumpore Executive Director

    908 Kimberlin Heights

    Road Knoxville, TN 37920-8926

    (865) 805-2890 

    Essentials of Emergency Service Chaplaincy

    Gatlinburg, Tennessee

    November 9-10, 2023, 8 AM – 5 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 service workers and the public. Participants must be members of FFC to get course credit. This class provides the initial requirement for Basic Chaplain Certification for the Tennessee Federation of Fire Chaplains. Taught by combined academy faculty.




    Gatlinburg Park Vista Hotel

    700 Cherokee Orchard Rd

    Gatlinburg, TN  37738

    For more information and to Register, Contact

    Paul Trumpore


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