Training Events

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

Restrictions made by Federal, State and local governments concerning the Corona Virus and public health are constantly changing. These training events must follow local guidelines and will differ from location to location. Remember, it is mandatory for participants to follow the guidelines of the training location.

Our training schedule is constantly changing, please continue to check back for the most current information with regards to training. 

Upcoming events

    • 21 Feb 2024
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    • 01 Dec 2024
    • 23:30
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    Renewal By Fire Department

    January 1-December 31, 2024

    • 05 Mar 2024
    • 08:00
    • 06 Mar 2024
    • 17:00
    • 615 NW MLK Jr. Ave, Ocala, FL 34475

    Essentials of Fire Chaplaincy

    March 5-6, 2024

    Ocala Community Center 

    615 NW MLK Jr. Ave

    Ocala, Florida 34475


       Essentials of Fire Chaplaincy – 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 People in Crisis, Managing Stress, Fire Department Funerals, Fire Chaplain Operations, and many others. 

    Topics include: 

    Chaplaincy Foundations and Personhood, Ministry to Firefighters, Ministry to people in Crisis,  FD Funerals, Fire Department Chaplain Operations, Helping Firefighters Manage Stress,  and others. 

    This course serves as the foundation for credit with the FFC Fire Chaplains. 


    COST

    $200.00

    Registration

    To register, please download the the form below and follow the instructions on the form.

    Essentials of Fire Chaplaincy Flyer-Marion County 3.5-6.2024.pdf

    Registration limited to 30 students

    For more information, please contact:

    Chaplain Mark Goodman

    (239) 405-1737


    • 12 Mar 2024
    • 08:30 (EDT)
    • 13 Mar 2024
    • 17:00 (EDT)
    • Polk County Fire Rescue Training Facility, 2740 Clower Lane, Bartow, FL 33830
    Register

    Essentials of Fire Chaplaincy

    March 12-13, 2024

    Polk County Fire Rescue Training Facility

    2740 Clower Lane

    Bartow, Florida  33830


      Essentials of Fire Chaplaincy – 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 People in Crisis, Managing Stress, Fire Department Funerals, Fire Chaplain Operations, and many others. 

    Topics include: 

    Chaplaincy Foundations and Personhood, Ministry to Firefighters, Ministry to people in Crisis,  FD Funerals, Fire Department Chaplain Operations, Helping Firefighters Manage Stress,  and others. 

    This course serves as the foundation with the Federation of Fire Chaplains and the State of Florida. 


    For More Information Contact:

    Chaplain Murphy Hanley

    (863) 344-2036

    or Lead Instructor

    Chaplain Milton Smith

    (727) 798-5718



    • 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

    Instructors

    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.


    Schedule

    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.

    Cost

    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 (mfri.org).


    If you have any questions or need assistance please contact

    John F. Long, Jr. (Lead Instructor)

    jflongjr@yahoo.com


    • 05 Apr 2024
    • 08:00
    • 06 Apr 2024
    • 17:00
    • 3738 SW 15TH OKC, OK 73108 BUILDING 3

    Advanced Fire Chaplain Training

    Stress, Compassion Fatigue and Resiliency

    April 5-6, 2024

    3738 SW 15TH OKC, OK 73108 BUILDING 3

    SPONSORED BY:

    OKLAHOMA FIRE SERVICE CHAPLAINS ASSOCIATION

    FEDERATION OF FIRE CHAPLAINS

    INTERNATIONAL CRITICAL INCIDENT STRESS FOUNDATION


    SPEAKER: KEVIN ELLERS, D.MIN.


    KEVIN ELLERS, D.MIN. is the territorial Disaster Services and Chaplaincy Director for the Salvation Army in the U.S>A> Central Territory.  He is also President and Founder of the Institute for Compassionate Care and Reset Life Coaching  which is dedicated to equine assisted coaching for personal and professional growth and trauma healing, consultation, education, and direct care.  Kevin is a Chaplain with the Illinois Fraternal Order of Police, serves as faculty for the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, and was an Adjunct Professor at Olivet Nazarene University. He has extensive training and experience in Crisis Response, Disaster Chaplaincy, Pastoral Ministries, Marriage & Family Threapy, Coaching and Social Services. As an author and speaker, Kevin teaches broadly on the previously mentioned topics. He is author or co-author o: The First 48 Hours; Spiritual Caregivers as First Responders; Grief Following Trauma; Emotional and Spiritual Carein Disasters; Spiritual and Psychological First Aid; Understanding Suicide; Effective Tools for Prevention. 


    COST

    $125.00

    Please Note: Eache student is responsible for their own meals and lodging

    Area Lodging


    Holiday Inn                                                       Hampton Inn

    4401 SW 15 th OKC, OK 73108                             4333 SW 15 th OKC, OK 73108

    (405) 601-7272                                                     (405) 604-8000


    ome2Suites                                                        Staybridge Inn

    4311 SW 15 th OKC, OK 73108                              4411 SW 15 th OKC, OK 73108

    (405) 604-5439                                                         (405 429-4400

         


            

    For more information please contact 

    Oklahoma Fire Service Chaplains Inc.

    20422 S. 540 Road
    Tahlequah, Oklahoma 74464

     Phone (580) 819-0437


    • 12 Apr 2024
    • 08:00
    • 13 Apr 2024
    • 17:00
    • Hood County Emergency Operations Center 401 Deputy Larry Miller Dr, Granbury, TX 76048
    • 22
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    Essentials of Fire Chaplaincy

    Granbury, Texas


    April 12-13, 2024 

    Class starts at 0800 (Central Time) on Friday 

    Cost: $200.00 (includes manual)

    The "Essentials of Fire Chaplaincy" is a two-day, 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.

    Location

    Hood County Emergency operations center

    401 Deputy Larry Miller Dr.

    Granbury, TX 76048


    Host Chaplain

    Lowell Ercanbrack 254-243-0350

    Lead Instructor

    Keith Smith

    (817) 480-5618

    email


    Click below to download the flyer



    Class is limited to 30 Students

    Each student is responsible for their own meals and lodging





    • 16 Apr 2024
    • 08:30 (EDT)
    • 17 Apr 2024
    • 16:30 (EDT)
    • Carmel Fire Department Administration Building 210 Veterans Way Carmel, Indiana 46032
    Register

    Essentials of Fire Chaplaincy

    Hosted by

    The Carmel Fire Department

    and

    The Federation of Fire Chaplains

    April 16-17, 2024

    0830-1700 (Eastern Time)

    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 People in Crisis, Helping Firefighters Manage Stress, Fire Department Funerals, Fire Chaplain Operations, and 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.

    Location

    Carmel Fire Department

    Administrative Building
    210 Veterans Way
    Carmel, Indiana 46032


    Please Note that parking is limited.

    Students should use the nearby parking garage.

    Cost

    $250.00

    The tuition includes a manual (on USB Drive), handouts, and snacks. 

    Students will be responsible for meals and lodging.


    If you have any questions, please contact

    Jimmie Duncan

    ffc.chaplain@gmail.com

    Office: 469-503-1566

    Cell Phone: 469-955-1522 (preferred)


    or


    Host Chaplain Doug Kizer

    douglas.kizer@gmail.com

    317-201-1624


    • 20 Apr 2024
    • 08:30 (EDT)
    • 21 Apr 2024
    • 17:00 (EDT)
    • 2684 Jefferson Ave. Washington, PA 15301
    Register

    Essentials in Fire Chaplaincy Training

    Washington, Pennsylvania

    April 20-21, 2024

    THE TOOLS YOU NEED TO SERVE THOSE WHO SERVE OTHERS

    Sponsored by:

    Canton Township Emergency Management

    THE ESSENTIALS OF FIRE CHAPLAINCY COURSE

    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:

    • 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

    • Stress Management

    • Firefighter Injury or Death / Death Notification

    • Fire Department Funerals 


    Cost

    The cost is $250.00. This includes two days of instruction and discussion, Federation of Fire Chaplains Chaplain Manual, handouts and more. 

    Location

    Canton Township Social Hall

    2684 Jefferson Ave.

    Washington, PA 15301


    Schedule


    The class will meet Saturday and Sunday, April 20-21, 2024.

    8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m

    Note: You must be present for the 16 hours of instruction to receive a Certificate.


    Registration


    To register, follow the online links or

    Please fill out the form and mail (please include payment) to

    John F. Long, Jr. (Lead Instructor)

    343 Cool Breeze Ct.

    Pasadena, MD  21122



    THE ESSENTIALS OF FIRE CHAPLAINCY

    Flyer and Registration Form



    For questions or more information please contact:

    John F. Long, Jr.

    email

    or call: (443) 623-0753

    • 10 May 2024
    • 08:00
    • 11 May 2024
    • 17:00
    • Grace Chapel 31101 FM 2978 Magnolia, TX 77354
    • 22
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    Essentials of Fire Chaplaincy

    Magnolia, Texas


    Grace Chapel Church

    31101 FM 2978

    Magnolia, Texas 77354


    May 10-11, 2024 

    Class starts at 0800 (Central Time) on Friday 

    Cost: $250.00 (includes manual)

    The "Essentials of Fire Chaplaincy" is a two-day, 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.

    Class is limited to 30 Students

    Each student is responsible for their own meals and lodging

    Host Chaplain

    Mark Akers

    (713) 992-9400

    email



    • 24 Oct 2024
    • 08:00 (EDT)
    • 31 Oct 2024
    • 12:00 (EDT)
    • Doubletree by Hilton, Annapolis, Maryland 210 Holiday Court, Annapolis, MD, US
    Register

          

    FFC Annual Conference 2024
    October 24-31, 2024

    Pre-Conference

    October 24-27, 2024

    Annapolis, Maryland

    The 2024 Annual Conference of the Federation of Fire Chaplains will be held in Annapolis, Maryland 

    We encourage you to choose our host hotel:

    Doubletree by Hilton Annapolis, Maryland

    210 Holiday Court, Annapolis, MD, US



    The room rate is $124.00 

    Please note this does not include taxes

    This room rate is only available October 21-30, 2024

    Click on the link below to make your reservations

    PLEASE NOTE

    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

    Pre-Conference Training October 25-27

    (See List Below)


    The General Conference will begin on Sunday evening, October 27, 2024, with the "Tired Travelers" reception.

    Following the Opening ceremonies, Monday, October 28, the attendee will have the opportunity for 16 hours of additional training on topics selected by the host chaplains.

    NOTE

    Register Early

    Prices increase after

    August 15, 2024


    Conference Pricing also reflects a discount for Members

    To get the FFC Member discount You must become a Member

    Before August 31, 2023 

    (If interested, please contact the office for additional information or follow the membership links on the Home page)


    The Spouse Program is and additional $175.00. If your spouse would like to participate, make sure you click the box on the Registration form.


    CANCELLATIONS

    PLEASE NOTE

    To cancel your registration, you must contact the office:

    email (ffc.chaplain@gmail.com)

    phone (469-955-1522)


    If registration is cancelled after September 15, 2024,

    you may be subject to a charge. 




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    Pre-Conference Training

    October 25-27, 2024


    Essentials of Fire Chaplaincy

    Fire Department Funerals

    Ministry of Presence

    Group Crisis Intervention & Assisting Individuals in Crisis

    Pastoral Crisis I & II




    Instructor Training 

    (Must have approval from Executive Director to Attend)

    To participate in the Instructor Class:

    • Active FFC Member of good standing for five consecutive years (prior to the Class)
    • Completion of Essentials Training (16hrs).
    • Completion of Advanced Studies (130hrs).
    • Pre-Approval by the FFC Executive Director


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    Conference Flyer


    Transportation Information

    Airport

    The closest airport to the conference location is

    Baltimore-Washington International Airport




    Details for transportation from airport to hotel are being worked out, information to follow


    Please remember this is a courtesy!


    Our Local Host:

    John F. Long, Jr.

    email

    Phone: (443) 623-0753


    FFC Office

    Chaplain Jimmie Duncan

    Office: (469) 503-1566

    Mobile: (469) 955-1522

    email



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