Essentials of Fire Chaplaincy

  • 17 May 2018
  • 08:30
  • 18 May 2018
  • 17:00
  • BLDG 8-71 Fort Indiantown Gap Annville. PA 17003

Essentials of Fire Chaplaincy

May 17-18, 2018

Fort Indiantown Gap, PA

The "Essentials 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. 

The content of the Essentials course was developed by fire chaplains across the country to be practical help for on scene and in-firehouse ministry. Instructors are certified by FFC to teach using an interactive approach which involves students in the classroom process.

This course 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, over the course of two days, covering the following areas:

  • History of Chaplaincy
  • Personhood of the Chaplain
  • Ministry to Crisis Victims
  • Ministry to Fire Personnel
  • Introduction to Critical Incident Stress
  • Introduction to Incident Command
  • Fire Chaplain Safety
  • Firefighter Injury and Death
  • Fire Department Funerals
  • Confidentiality & Professionalism

You must be present for the entire 16 hours of instruction to receive a Certificate for the course from the Federation of Fire Chaplains.


Chaplain T. Blake Bowers

He is ordained through the Evangelical Association of Christian and Reformed Churches. He is a U.S. Army Chaplain, Retired, serving 22 years. He is a Master Chaplain Instructor with the Federation of Fire Chaplains, Chaplain to the Delaware Volunteer Firefighter's Association, Del-Mar-Va Volunteer Fireman's Association, Kent County Volunteer Firefighter's Association, Kent County Fire Chief's Association,Citizens Hose Fire Co., No. 1, Inc., Smyrna DE, where he is a Life Member of 40 years. He has served as treasurer and as Director of CHC. He is slap the Kent County Coordinator  for the Delaware Critical Incident Stress Management Team. His email is


Chaplain Joel Hummel

If you have any additional questions about this event please contact Joel Hummel

  • Phone: (717) 646-3680
  • Email:
Received BEFORE May 10, 2018                   $225
Received AFTER May 10, 2018                     $250
FFC Membership (Join)                                $125 
FFC Membership (renewal)                          $100
M ake Checks Payable to: Federation of Fire Chaplains


Dress is Casual

Lunch and snacks provided

Hotels within 5 miles of class location

  • Days Inn Grantville $72
  • Comfort Inn Lebanon Valley $98
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites Jonestown $110

The Federation of Fire Chaplains publishes a 243 page Training Manual that is highly recommended for all fire chaplains. It is an invaluable addition to any resource library. 



Please fill in, and mail with check to:

Essentials of Fire Chaplaincy

ATTN: Chaplain Joel Hummel 

425 Westminsgter Ave. 

Hanover, PA. 17331








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