FFC 2021 Pre-Conference Training
Saturday, Oct 23, 2021 (0800-1700)

Sunday, Oct 24, 2021 (0900-1700 hrs)

We have a great line-up of training classes available this year. All classes are taught by FFC Member Chaplains, giving us the opportunity to share acquired knowledge and skills throughout the family! Don't miss this great chance to get top-notch training.

  • Classes will be added as soon as Instructors are secured.
  • All classes are held at the Host Hotel.
  • See the Registration page for a price list for these courses.
  • Register for your class by clicking the "REGISTER" button below.
  • QUESTIONS ABOUT PRE-CONFERENCE? Contact Chaplain Jim Duncan; FFC.Chaplain@gmail.com; (469) 955-1522 (Central Time)

We will be offering the Instructors Course on Friday, October 22, 2021. To participate in this class, contact Jimmie Duncan, by email: FFC.chaplain@gmail.com or phone: (469) 955-1522.

You must be signed up through the Office to attend

Those who do not have prior approval will not be admitted into the class

Essentials of Fire Chaplaincy

This 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, Helping Firefighters Manage Stress, Fire Department Funerals, Fire Chaplain Operations, and others. This course serves as the foundation for credit with the Federation of Fire Chaplains.

This course is HIGHLY recommended by and for fire/rescue chaplains throughout the world. For members of the FFC, this course is the one that provides the foundation for our FFC Advanced Training Certificates.

Two-Day course




Member $185.00

Non-Member $235.00


Advanced Assisting Individuals in Crisis

Course Description:

Most psychological crisis intervention is done one person to one person, rather than in groups.  These interactions may be face-to-face (in person or electronically), telephonic, via email, or even via text messaging.  The SAFER-R model of individual psychological crisis intervention was developed to serve as a simple protocol or procedural guide to aid in conducting such individual psychological crisis interventions.

This two day course builds upon, and is the logical continuation of, the basic ASSISTING INDIVIDUALS IN CRISIS course.  Using the SAFER-R framework as a platform, participants are introduced to scenario based variations of the model.  Topics such as advanced psychological triage, grief,  suicide intervention, challenges in follow up and referral, and self-care are addressed.  In addition, participants are asked to evaluate pre-recorded video examples of crisis intervention using the SAFER-R model.

*Prerequisite: Assisting Individuals in Crisis (formerly Individual Crisis Intervention and Peer Support)

Course Highlights:

  • Natures & definitions of a psychological crisis and psychological crisis intervention
  • Nature and definition of critical incident stress management and its role as a continuum of care
  • Empathic communication techniques
  • Practice of psychological triage
  • SAFER-Revised model of individual psychological crisis intervention in s suicide scenario
  • SAFER-Revised model of individual psychological crisis intervention in a “follow-up” or referral scenario
  • Risks of iatrogenic “harm” associated with psychological crisis intervention and will further discuss how to reduce those risks
  • Principles of self-care

Two-Day Course


Ed Hatcher


Member $185.00

Non-Member $235.00

Advanced Class

The Class is Full, there are no more vacancies



ASIST is a two-day interactive workshop in suicide first aid. Skills learned in one environment are transferable to others, creating a life-saving impact across the community. Help is possible when skills, opportunity, and safety are present. When these are available throughout the different facets of someone’s life, they’re more likely to receive help.

  • Live instruction, audiovisuals, and simulation 
  • Trusted by professionals yet learnable by anyone 
  • Built-in safety resources and feature

 Learning Goals & Objectives

Over the course of the two-day workshop, participants will learn to:

  • Understand the ways that personal and societal attitudes affect views on suicide and interventions 
  • Provide guidance and suicide first aid to a person at risk in ways that meet their individual safety needs 
  • Identify the key elements of an effective suicide safety plan and the actions required to implement it
  • Appreciate the value of improving and integrating suicide prevention resources in the community at large
  • Recognize other important aspects of suicide prevention

    This Class is Limited to

    20 Students

    The Class is Full. We are not taking additional students.

    Two-Day Course


    Member $185.00

    Non-Member $235.00

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