Events

Scroll down to browse upcoming FFC Events. Many have links to brochures or webpages for more information. 

Upcoming events

    • 31 Dec 2020
    • (CST)
    • 01 Jan 2022
    • (CST)
    • FFC Office
    Register

    Fire Departments or other third party entities may use this portal to make membership dues payments for FFC Chaplains.


    PLEASE NOTE

    Enter the Chaplain's information (Name and Mailing Address). When it asks for Billing information please enter the information associated with the credit card. 

    If done improperly, it may result in the wrong name on the Membership Card and it may be mailed to the wrong address.

    • 12 Apr 2021
    • 09:30 (PDT)
    • 15 Apr 2021
    • 15:30 (PDT)
    • British Columbia

    Essentials of Fire Chaplaincy

    Sponsored By


    BC Association of Fire Chaplains

    &

    Federation of Fire Chaplains


    April 12-15

    9:30 -11:30 Am and 1:30-3:30 PM Pacific Time

    via Zoom


    Space is limited to 10 students

    Canadians are given priority

    For more information and to find out if the class is full,

    Contact the Instructor,

     Gordon Kouwenberg 


    Email

    • 23 Apr 2021
    • 08:30 (CDT)
    • 24 Apr 2021
    • 17:30 (CDT)
    • Albuquerque, New Mexico


    • 26 Apr 2021
    • 08:30 (EDT)
    • 27 Apr 2021
    • 17:00 (EDT)
    • Clayton County Fire and Emergency Services 7819 Highway 85 Riverdale, GA 30274
    Register

    To make sure you get the discounted rate, you may want to call the hotel directly and tell them you will be attending the Chaplain training                   

    Essentials of Fire Chaplaincy Course

    hosted by

    Clayton County Fire and Emergency Services

    and 

    Federation of Fire Chaplains 

    April 26-27, 2021

    Course Description

    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 (or make arrangements prior to the class) to receive a Certificate for the course from the Federation of Fire Chaplains.


    Location

    Clayton County Fire and Emergency Services Headquarters

    7810 Highway 85

    Riverdale, GA  30274


    Cost

    The cost is $250.00 per student, which includes a student manual (in USB format), handouts,  snacks, and  membership in the Federation of Fire Chaplains  for 1 year .


    Lodging

    Lodging  is the responsibility of the student

    A special rate of $72.00 + tax, per night, has been negotiated with :

    Quality Inn Fayetteville at Historic Downtown Square

    140 East Lanier Avenue

    Fayetteville, Georgia 30214

    (770) 461-5600


    www.choicehotels.com/quality-inn


    To make sure you get the discounted rate you may want to call the hotel directly and let them know you will be attending the Chaplain training.

    To get this rate you must make reservation BEFORE April 19, 2021


    For Additional Information Please Contact

    Host Chaplain - Ron Little

    rlittle670@att.net

    (404) 610-6353

    or

    FFC Executive Director - Jimmie Duncan

    FFC.chaplain@gmail.com

    (469) 955-1522

    • 14 May 2021
    • 08:30 (CDT)
    • 15 May 2021
    • 17:00 (CDT)
    • Magnolia Fire Department, Station 181, 18215 Buddy Riley Blvd. Magnolia, TX 77354
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    Register

    Essentials of Fire Chaplaincy

    May 14-15, 2021

    Magnolia Fire Station 181

    18215 Buddy Riley Blvd.

    Magnolia, Texas 77354


    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 (or make arrangements prior to the class) to receive a Certificate for the course from the Federation of Fire Chaplains.

    Cost

    $200.00

    This includes:

    • Federation of Fire Chaplains Manual (On USB drive)
    • All Handouts
    • Snacks 

    Lodging

    You will need to make your own arrangements for lodging, Lodging is not provided.

    Meals

    You will need to make your own  arrangements for meals, Meals are not provided

    Brochure


    Host Chaplain

    Mark Akers -- email

    For Additional information please contact  FFC Executive Director, 

    Jimmie Duncan:

    email

    FFC Office -- (469) 901-1434

    • 14 May 2021
    • 08:30 (PDT)
    • 15 May 2021
    • 17:30 (PDT)
    • Cannon Beach, Oregon


    • 24 May 2021
    • 08:30 (EDT)
    • 25 May 2021
    • 17:00 (EDT)
    • Hawker United Church of Christ,1617 North Longview Street Beavercreek, Ohio


    ESSENTIALS IN

    FIRE CHAPLAINCY

    TRAINING

    The Tools You Need

    to Serve Those

    Who serve Others


    May 24-25, 2021

    Beavercreek, Ohio


    LOCATION


    Hawker United Church of Christ

    1617 North Longview Street

    Beavercreek, Ohio 45432-21



    COST

    The cost is $225.00,*** which includes:

    2 days of instruction (16 hours), lunch both days, handouts, and Certificate from the Federation of Fire Chaplains. 

    ***Cost is $200.00 if registration and payment are received by

    March 31, 2021


    LODGING

    No arrangements have been made with any of the local hotels.

    There are many options to stay in the Salisbury area.




    Click below to view a copy of the Brochure

    Please print and fill it out the brochure to submit for your registration





    For Additional Information, please contact :

    • 17 Jun 2021
    • 08:30 (PDT)
    • 18 Jun 2021
    • 17:30 (PDT)
    • East Valley Fire - 2003 Beaudry RD Yakima, WA 98901


    Essentials of Fire Chaplaincy

    Yakima, Washington

    June 17-18, 2021


    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, 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
    • Intro to Critical Incident Stress
    • Intro to Incident Command
    • Fire Chaplain Safety
    • Firefighter Injury or Death
    • Fire Department Funerals
    • Confidentiality & Professionalism
    Students will receive a completion certificate from the Federation of Fire Chaplains and will have the option to join the organization.


    Location

    East Valley Fire

    2003 Beaudry RD

    Yakima, WA 98901


    Cost

    $200.00


    For More Information and to Register

    Click the Link Below



    • 25 Jun 2021
    • 08:30 (EDT)
    • 26 Jun 2021
    • 17:00 (EDT)
    • Bullskin Township Fire Department, 260 Keffer Rd., Connellsville, PA 15425

    ESSENTIALS IN

    FIRE CHAPLAINCY

    TRAINING

    The Tools You Need

    to Serve Those

    Who serve Others


    June 25-26, 2021

    Connellsville, PA


    LOCATION


    Bullskin Township Fire Department

    260 Keffer Rd.

    Connellsville, PA 15425


    COST

    The cost is $225.00, which includes:

    2 days of instruction (16 hours), lunch, FFC Fire Chaplain Manual, handouts, and Certificate from the Federation of Fire Chaplains


    LODGING

    Comfort Inn

    325 North First Street

    Connellsville, PA 15425

    Holiday Inn Express

    250 Bessemer Road

    Connellsville, PA 15425


    Click below to view a copy of the Brochure

    Please print and fill it out the brochure to submit for your registration


    Brochure


    For Additional Information, please contact :

    John F. Long, Jr.


    • 08 Jul 2021
    • 08:30 (EDT)
    • 09 Jul 2021
    • 17:00 (EDT)
    • Open Door Christian Academy- 26 Gartley St.- Lisbon, Maine 04250

    Essentials of Fire Chaplaincy

    Lisbon, Maine

    July 8-9, 2021


    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 (or make arrangements prior to the class) to receive a Certificate for the course from the Federation of Fire Chaplains.


    Location

    Open Door Christian Academy

    26 Gartley St.

    Lisbon, Maine 04250


    Registration form



    Please mail Registration Form to:

    10221 S Golden Elm Dr.

    Estero, FL  33928


    For More Information Contact


    Host Chaplain: Jared Blake

    (207) 329-2273


    • 04 Aug 2021
    • 08:30 (EDT)
    • 05 Aug 2021
    • 17:30 (EDT)
    • Lebanon County Fire Training Center, 833 Metro Dr.. Lebanon, PA 17042

    Federation of Fire Chaplains

    &

    FD Chaplain Services, Inc.

    PRESENT

    “Essentials of Fire Chaplaincy”

    Hosted by

    Lebanon County Fire Chaplains Association

    Berks County Fire Chaplains Network 


    DATE

    August 4-5, 2021

    0830-1730 each day


    LOCATION

    Lebanon County Fire Training Center

    833 Metro Drive

    Lebanon, PA  17042


    COST

    The cost is $200.00. This includes a Federation of Fire Chaplains Manual (on USB), Certificate from Federation of Fire Chaplains, and handouts.


    LODGING

    Lodging is not provided and is the responsibility of the student


    For more information and to download a registration form, please click on the link below




    • 20 Aug 2021
    • 08:30 (EDT)
    • 21 Aug 2021
    • 17:00 (EDT)
    • Solomons Volunteer Rescue Squad & Fire Department, 13150 HG Trueman Rd, Solomons, MD 20688

    Essentials of Fire Chaplaincy

    sponsored by

    Federation of Fire chaplains

    &

    Solomons Volunteer Rescue Squad & Fire Department

    August 20-21, 2021

    08:30 AM-5:30 PM


         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, over the course of two days, covering:

    • Foundations of Fire Chaplaincy
    • Personhood of the Fire Chaplain
    • Fire Chaplain's Ministry to Firefighters
    • Fire Chaplain's Ministry to those in Crisis
    • Beginning a Fire Department Chaplaincy
    • Critical Incident Stress Management
    • Firefighter Injury or Death/Death Notification
    • Fire Department Funerals


    COST

    The Cost is  $225.00. This includes two days of instruction and discussion, a Chaplain Manual from the Federation of Fire Chaplains, handouts, and snacks.

    Location

    Solomons Volunteer Rescue Squad & Fire Department

    13150 HG Trueman Rd.

    Solomons, MD 20688


    Lodging


    Each Student is responsible for their own lodging. Two local hotels are recommended


    Holiday Inn

    155  Holiday Dr

    Solomons, MD 20688


    Hilton Garden Inn

    13100 Dowell Road

    Dowell, MD 20688


    For additional information, contact 

    John Long

    email


    To register, Download the Brochure and mail it in


    Brochure

    • 24 Oct 2021
    • 08:00 (CDT)
    • 28 Oct 2021
    • 12:00 (CDT)
    • Westin Dallas Ft Worth Airport 4545 West John Carpenter Freeway Irving, Texas 75063


    FFC Annual Conference 2021 
    October 24-28, 2021

    Irving, Texas


    Registration for the Conference and Pre-Conference are not available at this time


    Hotel Information

    We encourage you to choose our host hotel:

    Westin Dallas Fort Worth Airport

    4545 West John Carpenter Freeway

    Irving, Texas 75063


    Room Rate $119.00 + taxes

     To get the special rate, you need to register

    BEFORE September 27, 2021

    To register on line, click on the link below

    Online Registration link

    To call the Westin Directly call:

    (972) 929-4500

     Tell them  you are attending the
    Federation of Fire Chaplains Conference,
     October  2021


    If you would like to arrive early or stay later, the Conference rates will be honored 3 days before or after if the rooms are available.

    Staying at the host hotel not only makes EVERYTHING much easier for you, it also helps FFC and our host team who depend on room bookings to defray our overall costs.


    Airport Information

    The closest airport to the conference site is Dallas/Ft. Worth Airport (DFW)







    If you fly into Dallas-Love Field, you will need to make your own arrangements to get from Love Field to the Conference Hotel.



    Our Local Point of Contact:

    Chaplain Keith Smith

    (817) 480-5618

    email

    FFC Office

    Chaplain Jimmie Duncan

    (469) 901-1434

    email



    Schedule




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