FFC 2020 Pre-Conference Training
Saturday, Oct 24 & Sunday, Oct 25 (0900-1700hrs)

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 23, 2020. 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 Fire Victims, Critical Incident Stress, Fire Department Funerals, Fire Chaplain Operations, and many 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 Group Crisis Intervention 

This class is designed to provide participants with the latest information on critical incident stress management techniques and post-trauma syndromes, the Advanced Group Crisis Intervention builds on the knowledge base which was obtained through the Group Crisis Intervention course and/or in publications. At the conclusion of this course, participants will have been exposed to specific, proven strategies to intervene with those suffering the ill effects of their exposure to trauma. Emphasis will be on advanced defusings and debriefings in complex situations.This course is designed for EAP, human resources and public safety personnel, mental health professionals, chaplains, emergency medical services providers, firefighters, physicians, police officers, nurses, dispatchers, airline personnel and disaster workers who are already trained in the critical incident stress debriefing format. It will also be useful for those working extensively with traumatized victims for various walks of life.This course requires previous training and experience

Two-Day Course


Ed Hatcher


Member $185.00

Non-Member $235.00

Advanced Class

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)



Asist is a two-day, interactive workshop that prepares caregivers to provide suicide life-assisting, first-aid intervention. Small group discussions and skill practice are based on adult learning principles. ASIST teaches Pathways for Assisting Life (PAL), a practical guide to doing suicide interventions. Powerful videos support learning. 

  • Learning Outcomes

    By the end of the workshop, participants will be better able to:

  • ·       Identify people who have thoughts of suicide
  • ·       Understand how beliefs and attitudes can affect suicide interventions
  • ·       Understand a person at risk’s story about suicide as well as recognize turning points that connect the person to life
  • ·       Conduct a safety assessment and develop a plan that will keep the person at risk safe-for-now

Two-Day Course


Member $185.00

Non-Memnber $235.00

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