River Region Chaplain Service Fire Chaplains Training Conference presents Essentials of Fire Chaplaincy

  • 15 Feb 2019
  • 08:00
  • 16 Feb 2019
  • 17:00
  • Elmore County Emergency Management Agency 8917 US Highway 231, Wetumpka, Alabama

Essentials of Fire Chaplaincy

February 15-16, 2019

Wetumpka, Alabama

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.


Elmore County Emergency Management Agency

8917 US Highway 231

Wetumpka, Alabama 36092 


Chaplain Steve Calvert

Firefighter and Fire Department Chaplain since 1982. Appointed Assistant Chief of Chaplaincy Services for Coppell Fire Department in 2004. Ordained Minister/Pastor for 30 years while serving as a Volunteer Firefighter/EMT for various departments throughout Alabama and Texas. Co-founder/Director of Champion Responders, a non-profit organization dedicated to equipping Firefighters & Emergency Responders with tools needed to deal with trauma and stress..."bunker gear for the mind". Certified in CISM. Member of the Federation of Fire Chaplains and Texas Line of Duty Death Task Force. A graduate of Florida College (Biblical Studies/Communication) and the University of Alabama (Psychology/Sociology). Founder of NewLife Skills Coaching and Consulting firm, providing training and development to corporate, municipal, non-profit and educational organizations


Chaplain John Gallups

The cost for this class is:
-$75.00 if registered before January 31, 2019.This includes lunch.

-$100.00 if registered from February 1-15, 2019


Please register early to get the lower price and to insure your place in the class. Dress is Casual. The manual ($60.00) is optional but HIGHLY recommended. It will be referenced throughout the training. Each participant is encouraged to have their own manual. It will serve as a growing resource tool for your Chaplain ministry. An electronic version is also available ($30.00). This course is an introduction to the material contained in the manual.


You can register by going to: Johngallups@riverregionchaplains.org

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