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    • 01 Dec 2019
    • 31 Dec 2020
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    • 24 Feb 2020
    • 08:00
    • 25 Feb 2020
    • 17:00

    Essentials of

    Fire Chaplaincy

    Palm Harbor, Florida

    February 24-25, 2020


    Sponsored by: 

    All First Responders Matter, LLC

    Chaplain Milton Smith

    www.allfirstrespondersmatter.org


    Cost

    $200.00 (Includes Basic Fire Chaplain Certificate and FFC Fire Chaplains Manual (Digital Format on USB)

    Location

    Palm Harbor Fire Department, Station 65

    250 West Lake Road

    Palm Harbor, FL  34684



    REGISTRATION FORM

    • 25 Feb 2020
    • 08:00
    • 26 Feb 2020
    • 17:00
    • Las Vegas Convention Convention Center, Meeting Room N240
    Register

    Essentials of Fire Chaplaincy

    Firehouse World 2020

    Las Vegas Convention Center

    3150 Paradise Rd.

    Las Vegas, Nevada

    Meeting Room: N240



    February 25-26 20, 2020

    February 25: 0800-1700

    February 26: 0800-1700

    16 hours total


    COST

    The cost for this training is $250.00, this includes the Federation of Fire Chaplains Manual

    ($60.00 value)


    General Information

    This Essentials of Fire Chaplaincy course is a part oof the Firehouse World Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada

    Brochure

    This training is part of Firehouse World 

    February 24-27, 2020

    Las Vegas Convention Center

    Las Vegas, NV


    Event Coordinators

    Jim Cook

    email

    Phone: (951) 743-8817

    ______________

    Steve Kay

    email

    Phone: (909) 856-5449


    • 05 Mar 2020
    • 08:30
    • 07 Mar 2020
    • 17:30
    • Oklahoma City Fire & Police Training Center 800 N. Portland, Oklahoma City, OK 73107

    Oklahoma Fire Service Chaplains

    Training Event

    March 5-7, 2020

    Oklahoma City Fire & Police Academy

    800 Portland

    Oklahoma City, OK. 73107


    Offered By: Oklahoma State Fire Chaplains Association

    www.okfirechaplians.org


    Classes Offered


    Critical Incident Stress Management

    Group and Individual Crisis Intervention (GRIN)

    Asist

    Applied Suicide Intervention Skills


    WHEN

    Weekend of March 5-6-7, 2020: 8:30 am – 5:30 pm

    (see below for details on individual classes)

    WHERE 

    OKC Fire & Police Training Center

    800 N Portland

    Oklahoma City, OK 73107

    Classes

    CISM: Group & Peer Support 

    (Thu Mar 5 – Sat Mar 7) 

    *ASIST: Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

    (Fri Mar 6 – Sat Mar 7) 

    COST

    $175.00


    SEND REGISTRATIONS TO:

    Gary Dill
    20422 South 540 Road

    Tahlequah, OK 74464


    HOST CHAPLAINS

    TeddyWilson

    email

    Chuck McDade

    email

    Gary Dill

    email
    Hal J Penner

    email



    BROCHURE

    Click above to download and print Brochure/Registration Form

    • 06 Mar 2020
    • 08:00
    • 07 Mar 2020
    • 17:00
    • Hot Springs Fire Station, 202 N Garden St Hot Springs, SD. 57747

    Hot Springs Chaplain Training

    Sponsored by

    The Dakota Territory Fire Chaplain Association

    March 6-7, 2020

    Location

    Hot Springs Fire Station

    202 N Garden ST

    Hot Springs, SD. 57747


    Cost

    $150.00

    Instructor/Contact Person

    Rodney Veldhuizen

    Phone: 605-760-3633

    email

    Brochure

    • 20 Mar 2020
    • 08:30 (EDT)
    • 21 Mar 2020
    • 17:00 (EDT)
    • Salisbury Fire Department 325 Cypress St. Salisbury, MD 21801


    ESSENTIALS IN

    FIRE CHAPLAINCY

    TRAINING

    The Tools You Need

    to Serve Those

    Who serve Others


    March 20-21, 2020

    Salisbury, MD


    LOCATION

    Salisbury Fire Department

    25 Cypress Street

    Salisbury, MD. 21801


    COST

    The cost is $200.00, which includes:

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


    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


    Essentials_Brochure_Salisbury-MD.pdf


    Prerequisite

    As a prerequisite to the Essentials class,  students should  complete the ICS-100 before coming to the class.


    In addition, the student is encouraged to take

    ISC-200, ISC-700, ICS-800, and ICS-505


    These are self-study courses can be found at:


    FEMA


    For Additional Information, please contact :

    John F. Long, Jr.

    • 20 Mar 2020
    • 08:30
    • 21 Mar 2020
    • 17:00
    • TBA

    Sacramento

    Essentials of Fire Chaplaincy

    Command Training Center

    Sacramento Metro Fire Station 106

    2200 Park Towne Circle

    Sacramento, CA  94518

    (Second Floor)


    Chaplain/Instructors

    Jim Cook

    Dick Brown

    Rod Flora

    Davina Sentak


    March 20-21, 2020

    March 20: 0830-1700

    March 21: 0830-1700

    16 hours total


    COST

    The cost for this training is $250.00, this includes the Federation of Fire Chaplains Manual (a $60.00 value)


    Brochure/Registration Form

    Online Registration


    Event Coordinator

    Jim Cook

    email

    • 17 Apr 2020
    • 08:30
    • 18 Apr 2020
    • 17:00
    • Grace Chapel Assembly of God Church 31101 FM 2978 Magnolia, TX 77354

    Texas Corps of Fire Chaplains

    Annual Training Event

    April 17-18, 2020

    Grace Chapel Assembly of God Church

    31101 FM 2978

    Magnolia, TX 77354


    ICISF Course

    Pastoral Crisi Intervention 2



    Cost

    Cost is $200.00 per student

    THERE ARE ONLY 30 SEATS AVAILABLE


    Instructor

    Chaplain Ed Hatcher, is a Chaplain with the Monarch Fire Department in Chesterfield, Missouri. He holds a Doctorate in Community Pastoral Counseling from Argosy University, and a Masters of Divinity from Wartburg Theological Seminary. Ed is a retired military chaplain, he has more than 100 hours of specialized training in crisis and trauma ministry, and is an approved instructor for the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation and the Federation of Fire Chaplains. A Lutheran minister, he currently serves as pastor of Peace Lutheran
    Church in Sullivan, Missouri and is a licensed professional counselor in the state of Missouri.


    Local Host

    Mark Akers

    (713) 992-9400


    For more Information and Registration

    Visit

    Texas Corps of Fire Chaplains

    or 

    Contact


    Keith Smith





     


    • 21 Apr 2020
    • 08:00
    • 22 Apr 2020
    • 17:00
    • Open Door Free Methodist Church, 20545 Riverwood Ave., Noblesville, IN 46062

    Indiana Fire Chaplain Corps

    Presents

    Indiana Chaplain Training Institute

    April 21-22, 2020

    Location

    Open Door Free Methodist Church

    20545 Riverwood Ave.

    Noblesville, IN 46062

    Classes Offered:

    Essentials of fire Chaplaincy

    April 21-22, 2020

    Cost

    $175.00+Manual (Notebook-$60; USB-$40)

    Advanced Chaplain Studies

    April 21, 2o20 (only)

    Cost

    $50.00



    For additional information check the

    Indiana Fire Chaplain Corps Facebook page

    To Register, contact:

    Mike Donahue

    (502) 819-1611

    • 24 Apr 2020
    • 08:00
    • 25 Apr 2020
    • 17:00
    • Shreveport Fire Department, 263 North Common St Shreveport, LA 71101

    Essentials of Fire Chaplaincy

    Basic Training for Fire Service Chaplains knowledge and skills for an effective fire department chaplain

    Sponsored by

    Louisiana Fire Chaplain Network and Shreveport Fire Department

    Shreveport Fire Department

    263 North Common St. Shreveport, LA 71101

    Date: April 24-25, 2020

    Instructor: Command Chaplain Michael P. Perser

    COST

    Tuition: $150.00 + cost of Manual

    Paper Manual: $60.00

    USB Manual: $40.00


    REGISTRATION


    Registration Form


    For additional information or to enroll for the Essentials class, contact:

    Michael Perser 2154 Waymon Street, Shreveport, LA  71118 

    michaelperser@gmail.com

    or

    318-347-8940 


    Essentials of Fire Chaplaincy training is the basic training for fire chaplains. Over 30 plus years, the Federation of Fire Chaplains has developed a 16-hour intensive basic fire chaplain training that is recognized as the standard of fire chaplain training world-wide. The Essentials training is a face-to-face environment that provides unparalleled knowledge and skills needed to become an effective fire service chaplain. You need to know what to do, how to do it, and how to do it well. The best return on your training investment is the Essentials of Fire Chaplaincy training. This basic training is the foundational study upon which all other fire chaplaincy courses are built. 

    IT WILL HELP YOU UNDERSTAND YOUR ROLE-You will learn how to become an asset to your firefighters and your community. You will learn how to understand your role as a helping minister, not just a religious minister. You will learn how to be a “ministry of presence” in very difficult situations. You will learn how to deliver an effective and caring chaplaincy without sometimes saying a single word. You will learn how to be there, listen and love

    WHAT YOU WILL LEARN: 

    -An introduction - history of fire chaplaincy; foundation and development of the Federation of Fire Chaplains. -The Personhood of the Chaplain is WHO you are and who you ARE NOT as a fire chaplain.

    -The Ministry to Firefighters is WHAT you do as a fire chaplain for your firefighters.
    -The 
    Beginning a Fire Chaplaincy is HOW to develop a fire chaplaincy program in your fire department. -The Chaplain Operations is HOW and WHAT to do on the emergency scene, fire house, and other places.. -The Chaplain Ministry to Crisis Victims HOW to do and HOW NOT to do with crisis victims. 

    -The CISM Overview - an overview of the CISM process as relates to fire chaplaincy (only introduction). -The Injury and Death Notification HOW TO DO and HOW NOT TO DO during this important task. -The Introduction to Firefighter Funerals – HOW TO DO A FIREFIGHTER FUNERAL; funeral customs, types of funerals, and how you can make a difference with families in the death of a firefighter. 

    HIPAA, Confidentiality, PSOB, and EAP and other important information for being an effective chaplain. 

    WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM THIS TRAINING: 

    This training is designed to train newly appointed fire chaplains (learn the right skills before you adopt the wrong ones). The veteran chaplains who seek a refresher to update their information and skills (refreshers are tuition free).
    One who might feel a calling to become a fire chaplain; one who wants to minister to their brother/sister firefighters. 


    WHAT OTHERS HAVE SAID ABOUT THIS TRAINING: 

    -More clearly understood the nature and personality of firefighters; gave me the tools to be needed in our department; warned me about mistakes which made me a better fire chaplain; the Essentials class gave me directions on how to use the tools of a fire chaplain; I learned not only what not to say, but what to say and how to say it; was encouraged by the sharing of other chaplains; relevant, interesting and informative; Outstanding course!; well worth my time and money.


    WHAT IS THE NEXT STEP? 

    This 16 hour class is the foundational component of chaplaincy training. After completing this class, you are encouraged to work toward your Advanced Chaplaincy (130+ hours) of training and experience. The first step is to become a member of the FFC (Initial FFC dues are $125.00 which sets up your training records and tracks your training) and complete the FFC Institute Application. (FFC dues are $100.00 a year thereafter). Go to www.firechaplains.org and click on Membership and Institute and complete this process. For additional Information, contact Jim Duncan at firechaplain@firechaplains.org 


    For additional information or to enroll for the Essentials class, contact:
    Michael Perser 2154 Waymon Street, Shreveport, LA 71118 michaelperser@gmail.com or 
    318-347-8940 

    • 30 Apr 2020
    • 06:30
    • 01 May 2020
    • 17:00
    • Louisiana Office of the State Fire Marshall, 8181 Independence Bvd. Baton Rouge, LA 70808

    Essentials of Fire Chaplaincy

    Basic Training for Fire Service Chaplains knowledge and skills for an effective fire department chaplain

    Sponsored by

    Louisiana Fire Chaplain Network and

    Louisiana Office of the State Fire Marshall

    Louisiana Office of the State Fire Marshall

    8181 Independence Blvd

    Baton Rouge, LA 70808

    Date: April 30-May 1, 2020

    Instructor: Command Chaplain Michael P. Perser

    COST

    Tuition: $150.00 + cost of Manual

    Paper Manual: $60.00

    USB Manual: $40.00


    REGISTRATION


    Registration Form


    For additional information or to enroll for the Essentials class, contact:

    Michael Perser 2154 Waymon Street, Shreveport, LA  71118 

    michaelperser@gmail.com

    or

    318-347-8940 


    Essentials of Fire Chaplaincy training is the basic training for fire chaplains. Over 30 plus years, the Federation of Fire Chaplains has developed a 16-hour intensive basic fire chaplain training that is recognized as the standard of fire chaplain training world-wide. The Essentials training is a face-to-face environment that provides unparalleled knowledge and skills needed to become an effective fire service chaplain. You need to know what to do, how to do it, and how to do it well. The best return on your training investment is the Essentials of Fire Chaplaincy training. This basic training is the foundational study upon which all other fire chaplaincy courses are built. 

    IT WILL HELP YOU UNDERSTAND YOUR ROLE-You will learn how to become an asset to your firefighters and your community. You will learn how to understand your role as a helping minister, not just a religious minister. You will learn how to be a “ministry of presence” in very difficult situations. You will learn how to deliver an effective and caring chaplaincy without sometimes saying a single word. You will learn how to be there, listen and love

    WHAT YOU WILL LEARN: 

    -An introduction - history of fire chaplaincy; foundation and development of the Federation of Fire Chaplains. -The Personhood of the Chaplain is WHO you are and who you ARE NOT as a fire chaplain.

    -The Ministry to Firefighters is WHAT you do as a fire chaplain for your firefighters.
    -The 
    Beginning a Fire Chaplaincy is HOW to develop a fire chaplaincy program in your fire department. -The Chaplain Operations is HOW and WHAT to do on the emergency scene, fire house, and other places.. -The Chaplain Ministry to Crisis Victims HOW to do and HOW NOT to do with crisis victims. 

    -The CISM Overview - an overview of the CISM process as relates to fire chaplaincy (only introduction). -The Injury and Death Notification HOW TO DO and HOW NOT TO DO during this important task. -The Introduction to Firefighter Funerals – HOW TO DO A FIREFIGHTER FUNERAL; funeral customs, types of funerals, and how you can make a difference with families in the death of a firefighter. 

    HIPAA, Confidentiality, PSOB, and EAP and other important information for being an effective chaplain. 

    WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM THIS TRAINING: 

    This training is designed to train newly appointed fire chaplains (learn the right skills before you adopt the wrong ones). The veteran chaplains who seek a refresher to update their information and skills (refreshers are tuition free).
    One who might feel a calling to become a fire chaplain; one who wants to minister to their brother/sister firefighters. 


    WHAT OTHERS HAVE SAID ABOUT THIS TRAINING: 

    -More clearly understood the nature and personality of firefighters; gave me the tools to be needed in our department; warned me about mistakes which made me a better fire chaplain; the Essentials class gave me directions on how to use the tools of a fire chaplain; I learned not only what not to say, but what to say and how to say it; was encouraged by the sharing of other chaplains; relevant, interesting and informative; Outstanding course!; well worth my time and money.


    WHAT IS THE NEXT STEP? 

    This 16 hour class is the foundational component of chaplaincy training. After completing this class, you are encouraged to work toward your Advanced Chaplaincy (130+ hours) of training and experience. The first step is to become a member of the FFC (Initial FFC dues are $125.00 which sets up your training records and tracks your training) and complete the FFC Institute Application. (FFC dues are $100.00 a year thereafter). Go to www.firechaplains.org and click on Membership and Institute and complete this process. For additional Information, contact Jim Duncan at firechaplain@firechaplains.org 


    For additional information or to enroll for the Essentials class, contact:
    Michael Perser 2154 Waymon Street, Shreveport, LA 71118 michaelperser@gmail.com or 
    318-347-8940 

    • 30 Apr 2020
    • 08:00
    • 01 May 2020
    • 17:00
    • Rapid City, South Dakota

    CISM: Group Crisis Intervention

    Sponsored By:

    Dakota Territory Fire Chaplains

    Association

    Rapid City, SD

    April 30-May 1, 2020


    Event Coordinator

    Rodney Veldhuizen

    Please contact Rodney for More Information

    Phone: (605) 760-3633

    email

    Instructor

    Ed Hatcher

    email

    Brochure

    • 13 Jun 2020
    • 08:00
    • 14 Jun 2020
    • 17:00
    • TBA

    Tennessee Federation of

    Fire Chaplains

    is sponsoring the

    Federation of Fire Chaplains

    course

    Essentials of Fire Chaplaincy


    Location

    To Be Announced

    Final Preparations are being made, check back for more details the later. If you are interested, please contact:

    PAUL N. TRUMPORE, SR., Executive Director

    Tennessee Federation of Fire Chaplains

    908 Kimberlin Heights Road

    Knoxville, TN  37920-8926

    (865) 805-2890

    • 06 Aug 2020
    • 08:00
    • 07 Aug 2020
    • 17:00
    • Lebanon County Fire Training Center

    Essentials of Fire Chaplaincy

    Lebanon, Pennsylvania

    August 6-7, 2020

    Hosted by the Lebanon County

    Fire Chaplains Association


    COST

    $200.00

    Includes a Certificate form the Federation of Fire Chaplains, and the FFC Chaplain Manual on USB

    LOCATION

    Lebanon County Fire Training Center

    833 Metro Dr

    Lebanon, PA. 17042

    Brochure/Registration Form


    • 07 Aug 2020
    • 08:00
    • 08 Aug 2020
    • 17:00
    • Tennessee Fire an Code Academy, Bell Buckle, TN

    Tennessee Fire Chaplains Academy

    August 7-8, 2020

    Location

    Tennessee Fire and Codes Academy

    Bell Buckle, TN


    Final Preparations are being made, check back for more details the later. If you are interested, please contact


    PAUL N. TRUMPORE, SR., Executive Director

    Tennessee Federation of Fire Chaplains


    908 Kimberlin Heights Road

    Knoxville, TN  37920-8926

    (865) 805-2890

    • 23 Oct 2020
    • 08:00
    • 29 Oct 2020
    • 12:00
    • Westin Dallas Ft Worth Airport 4545 West John Carpenter Freeway Irving, Texas 75063


    FFC Annual Conference 2020 
    October 25-29

    Irving, Texas


    Hotel Information

    We encourage you to choose our host hotel:

    Westin Dallas Fort Worth Airport

    4545 West John Carpenter Freeway

    Irving, Texas 75063



     To get the special rate, you need to register

    BEFORE September 25, 2020

    To register on line, click on the link below

    Book your group rate for Federation of Fire Chaplains 2020

    or

    Call the Hotel: (972) 929-4500

     Tell them  you are attending the
    Federation of Fire Chaplains Conference,
     October  2020

    The group rate is available from:

    October 21-30

    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)



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



    Our Local Hosts:

    Chaplain Keith Smith

    (817) 480-5618

    email

    Chaplain Jimmie Duncan

    (469) 955-1522

    email



    Schedule

    Conference Registration, Schedule, and Pre-Conference Classes will be available soon



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