Essentials of Fire Chaplaincy-Princess Anne, MD

  • 18 Mar 2024
  • 08:30
  • 19 Mar 2024
  • 17:00
  • 12148 John Wilson Lane Princess Anne, MD 21853-3648-

Essentials of Fire Chaplaincy

March 18-19, 2024

Maryland Fire and Rescue

Lower Eastern Shore

Regional Training Center

12148 John Wilson Lane

Princess Anne, MD  21853-3648

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


Rev. John F. Long, Jr. is the Vice-President for the Federation of Fire Chaplains. He presently serves as the Chief Chaplain to the Maryland State Firemen’s Association, Chaplain to the Anne Arundel County Volunteer Firefighters Association, Chaplain to the National Volunteer Fire Council. He also serves on the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Maryland L.A.S.T. team. John is a Nationally certified Fire Officer III, and Fire Instructor III. He has served in all fire line officers positions including three years as a Volunteer Chief. Certified in Spiritual Care in Crisis Intervention through the ICISF.

Gary White is currently serving as the Region Two Chaplain for the Maryland Fire Chiefs Association and as the Chaplain for the New Market District Volunteer Fire Rescue Department. He received his BS from Liberty University in Religion, an Advance Diploma in Biblical Counseling from Light University and holds his Advanced Fire Chaplain Certificate with the Federation of Fire Chaplains. He is currently a Board Certified Biblical Counselor with the International Board of Christian Counselors and a Board Certified Response Chaplain by the Board of Christian Crisis and Trauma Response.


Class will be from 0830-1700 on Friday and Saturday (March 18 & 19). You must be present for the entire 16 hours of instruction to receive your certificate.


The cost is $225.00 and includes two days of instruction, the Federation of Fire Chaplains Manual, handouts, and snacks.

To Download a brochure/Registration Form please click below

To register online, click below

Maryland Chaplains (ONLY) Please Note

MFRI will cover the cost of the class for Maryland Chaplains.

To take advantage of this offer, you must register on the 

Maryland Fire Rescue Institute website (

If you have any questions or need assistance please contact

John F. Long, Jr. (Lead Instructor)

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