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
    • 00:00
    • 01 Dec 2024
    • 23:30
    Register

    Renewal By Fire Department

    January 1-December 31, 2024

    • 03 Jun 2024
    • 08:00
    • 04 Jun 2024
    • 17:00
    • Estero Fire Headquarters 21500 Three Oaks Pkwy. Estero, FL 33928

    Chaplain Training

    Essentials of Fire Chaplaincy

    and

    "Fully Involved"


    Estero Fire Headquarters 

    21500 Three Oaks Pkwy.

    Estero, Florida 33928


    Essentials

    June 3-4, 2024


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


    COST

    $250.00

    Registration

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



    "Fully Involved"

    June 5, 2024


    Physiology & Reactions of Stress- Cancer Awareness/Prevention-CISM Basics- Suicide Prevention- Peer Support- Stress Reduction Strategies-Mental Health Interventions & More

    COST

    $75.00


    To register for the "Fully Involved" class, please download the the form below and follow the instructions on the form



    Registration limited to 30 students in both classes

    For more information, please contact:

    Chaplain Mark Goodman

    (239) 405-1737

    email


    • 06 Jun 2024
    • 08:00 (EDT)
    • 07 Jun 2024
    • 17:00 (EDT)
    • 7810 Hwy 85, Riverdale, GA 30274
    Register

    Essentials of Fire Chaplaincy Course

    hosted by

    Clayton County Fire and Emergency Services

    and 

    Federation of Fire Chaplains 

    June 6-7, 2024

    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

    Please Note

    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

    Includes a student manual (in USB format), handouts, and  more.

    Lodging

    Lodging  is the responsibility of the student


    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


    • 20 Jun 2024
    • 08:00
    • 21 Jun 2024
    • 17:00
    • Bernalillo County Fire And Rescue 6840 2nd Street, NW Albuquerque, NM 87107
    Register

     Federation of Fire Chaplains 

    Essentials of Fire Chaplaincy    

    Albuquerque, New Mexico

    Hosted by: Bernalillo County Fire and Rescue

    June 20-21, 2024

    This two-day course has been created to provide an opportunity for everyone – experienced chaplains, new chaplains, and prospective chaplains alike – to learn valuable lessons about Fire Chaplaincy. Many Fire Departments in the United States and Canada use this training and it has become the standard for fire chaplaincy across the country, allowing chaplains to minister within the fire service wherever life takes them. Completion of the class will earn the student a certificate from the Federation of Fire Chaplains.

    LOCATION

    Bernalillo County Fire And Rescue

    6840 2nd Street, NW

    Albuquerque, New Mexico  87107

    Cost

    The cost is $250.00

    This includes the Federation of Fire Chaplains Manual. Payment can be made online or at the event. If you want to mail a check, please mail it to: Federation of Fire Chaplains, PO Box 567748 Dallas, Texas 75356

    Please note that the student is responsible for lodging and meals.

    Class Schedule

    Our class will meet Thursday, June 20 and Friday June 21, 2024 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. You must be present for the entire 16 hours of instruction (or make prior arrangements with the instructor) to receive a certificate for the class.

    Click below to download the Flyer


    • 18 Jul 2024
    • 08:00
    • 19 Jul 2024
    • 17:00
    • Chino Hills, CA

    California Fire Chaplain Association

    &

    Federation of Fire Chaplains

    Fire Chaplain Training

    July 18 th and 19 th , 2024

    Hosted by: Chino Valley Fire District Chaplain Corps


    Federation of Fire Chaplains Essentials of Fire Chaplaincy


    Basic FD Chaplain Training (16 hours)

    July 18th-19th, 2023 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Check in begins at 8:00 AM)

    Cost: $250.00 (Class + Manual)

    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 Federation of Fire Chaplains.

    Instructors

    Chaplain Jim Cook CFCA President; FFC President:

    Chaplain Dick Brown CFCA Vice-President, FFC Member


    Training Location

    Chino Valley Fire District Station 62 (in the Community Room)

    5551 Butterfield Ranch Rd.

    Chino Hills, Cal. 91709


    Registration

    Online

    www.cfcachaplain.org


    Or by mail

    use form below

    Refund/Cancellation Policy: If we do not have 10 students enrolled in the classes by July 10, 2024, the class will be cancelled, and a full refund will be issued. If you are unable to attend the class, a full refund will be available until July 13 th , 2024.

    Meals and accommodations are the responsibility of the students.

    For additional information contact:

    Jim Cook

    951-743-8817

    jimcook@cfcachaplain.org


    Click Below for Registration Form



    • 31 Jul 2024
    • 08:30 (EDT)
    • 01 Aug 2024
    • 17:30 (EDT)
    • Lebanon County Fire Training Center 833 Metro Dr. Lebanon, PA 17042

    The Chaplain's Toolbox 

    Chaplain Training

    Essentials of Fire Chaplaincy

    and

    "Fully Involved"


    Lebanon County Fire Training Center

    833 Metro Drive

    Lebanon, Pennsylvania  17042


    Essentials

    July 31-August 1, 2024


       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 Federation of Fire Chaplains. 


    COST

    $250.00

    Registration

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

    Registration limited to 30 students


    "Fully Involved"

    The Chaplain's Toolbox

    August 2, 2024


    Physiology & Reactions of Stress- Cancer Awareness/Prevention-CISM Basics- Suicide Prevention- Peer Support- Stress Reduction Strategies-Mental Health Interventions & More

    COST

    $50.00


    To register for the "Fully Involved" class, please download the the form below and follow the instructions on the form



    Registration limited to 30 students

    For more information, please contact:

    Chaplain Mark Goodman

    (239) 405-1737

    email

    • 09 Aug 2024
    • 08:00
    • 10 Aug 2024
    • 17:00
    • Tarkington Fire Department, 22353 TX321, Cleveland, TX 77327
    • 27
    Register

    Texas Chaplain Training

    Essentials of Fire Chaplaincy

    August 9-10, 2024 (0800-1700)

    Tarkington Fire Department

    22353 TX321

    Cleveland, TX 77327

    Cost: $250.00 (includes training manual)

    The "Esentials 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.

    Host Chaplain: Chief Paul Gregory

    paul-gregory@tarkingtonvfd.net


    Class is limited to 30 students

    Please register soon

    • 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 21-31, 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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