Events

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Upcoming events

    • 01 May 2022
    • 01 Jan 2023
    • FFC Office
    Register

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    • 11 Jul 2022
    • 08:00 (EDT)
    • 12 Jul 2022
    • 15:00 (EDT)
    • Carthage Fire & Rescue 4396 US HWY 15-501 Carthage, NC 28327

    Essentials of Fire Chaplaincy

    Hosted by

    Carthage Fire & Rescue

    4396 US HWY 15-501

    Carthage, NC 28327


    July 11-12-2022

    8:00 AM Eastern Time start each day

    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.

    Cost

    $200 (includes FFC Basic Fire Chaplain Certificate & FFC Manual-USB)


    Instructor

    Mark Goodman is a veteran of the fire service with over 40 years’ experience as a Firefighter, Fire Inspector, Fire Marshal, and Fire Service Instructor III. He currently serves Estero FD, South Trail FD, San Carlos, Park FD and Lehigh Acres FD as Chaplain. He is also a Peer member of the Tri-County CISM Team. Mark is a Master Chaplain and Instructor III for the Federation of Fire Chaplains.

    For Flyer and Registration form, click below


    For more info call 239-405-1737


    • 03 Aug 2022
    • 08:30 (EDT)
    • 04 Aug 2022
    • 17:30 (EDT)
    • Lebanon, PA

    Essentials of Fire Chaplaincy

    Lebanon County Fire Training Center 833 Metro Drive, Lebanon, PA 17042

    August 3-4, 2022

    8:30am-5:30pm each day

    Limited to 20 students

    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.

    Cost

    $200 (includes FFC Basic Fire Chaplain Certificate & FFC Manual-USB)


    Instructor

    Mark Goodman is a veteran of the fire service with over 40 years’ experience as a Firefighter, Fire Inspector, Fire Marshal, and Fire Service Instructor III. He currently serves Estero FD, South Trail FD, San Carlos, Park FD and Lehigh Acres FD as Chaplain. He is also a Peer member of the Tri-County CISM Team. Mark is a Master Chaplain and Instructor III for the Federation of Fire Chaplains.


    For Flyer and Registration form, click below


    For more info call 239-405-1737

    • 08 Aug 2022
    • 09:00
    • 09 Aug 2022
    • 17:00
    • ONLINE
    Register

    Psychological and Spiritual First Aid 

    August 8-9, 2022

    0900-1700 Central Time

    Course Description:
    Research validates that the help and support people receive in times of crisis matters. Providing effective emotional and spiritual care to individuals, families, and communities in difficult times is critical and can help promote resiliency and recovery. This two-day course endeavors to build helping skills and a better understanding of the unique role of the crisis responder and trains participants in the fundamental principles of spiritual and psychological first aid (SPFA). Care provided in SPFA may be defined as a practical, compassionate and supportive presence designed to mitigate acute distress, assess needs, provide essential supportive care, and link with other support systems as needed for ongoing spiritual, emotional, and mental health care.

    Targeted participants will be trained clergy, chaplains, mental health professionals, crisis responders, and individuals who desire to enhance their skills in providing SPFA to survivors of loss, disaster, emergency, trauma, and crisis settings.

    Course Highlights:
    At the conclusion of this course, successful students will be able to:
    • Identify evidence-informed foundations for SPFA
    • Articulate an understanding of the “ministry of presence” and “companioning.”
    • Define the essential elements of connecting and communicating with people in crisis
    • Prepare survivors to understand commonly experienced psychological/ behavioral reactions and the process of recovery
    • Identify indicators of resiliency, recovery and post traumatic growth to encourage help, hope and healing
    • Identify how meeting basic human needs is foundational to providing SPFA
    • Demonstrate essential interventions to help stabilize and protect people in crisis
    • Create a safe environment that facilitates effective listening and crisis communication
    • Link those served with existing community support services and develop an ongoing care plan.
    • Demonstrate skills for assessing spiritual and psychological needs of individuals in crisis
    • Utilize a spiritual assessment framework to identify ways to help an individual draw on spiritual and religious resources to cope and foster resiliency

    Video

    Cost

    Members                $150.00

    Non-Members        $225.00

    Payment Must Be Received by

    July 29, 2022

    Class is limited to 50

    If you have questions or need assistance, please contact:

    FFC Office (469) 901-1434)

    or

    Jimmie Duncan (469) 955-1522

    • 15 Oct 2022
    • 08:00 (EDT)
    • 20 Oct 2022
    • 12:00 (EDT)
    • Sonesta Atlanta Airport North 1325 Virginia Avenue Atlanta, Georgia 30344
    Register


    FFC Annual Conference 2021 
    October 15-20, 2022

    Pre-Conference

    October 15-16, 2022

    Atlanta Georgia

    The 2022 Annual Conference of the Federation of Fire Chaplains will be held in Atlanta, Georgia at one of the Airport Hotels. The conference dates are October 14-20, 2022. This includes Pre-Conference Training (Essentials of Fire Chaplaincy, CISM Training, and Advanced Chaplaincy Training), October 15-16.

    The General Conference will begin on Sunday evening with the "Tired Travelers" reception. Following the Opening ceremonies, Monday, October 17, the attendee will have the opportunity for 16-20 hours of additional training on topics selected by the host chaplains.

    Registration is Open

    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

    Hotel Information

    We encourage you to choose our host hotel:

    Sonesta Atlanta Airport North

    1325 Virginia Avenue

    Atlanta, Georgia 30344


    Room Rate $125.00 + taxes + State Fees = $149.69 per night

     To get the special rate, you need to register

    BEFORE September 13, 2022

    Online Registration Link

    To make your reservation please click on the online booking link that will take you directly to our website with FEDERATION OF FIRE CHAPLAINS code already attached.

    • Once the link opens select your Arrival and Departure Dates
    • Enter your Arrival and Departure Date, press Enter
    • Select your Bed Type to make your reservation

    If you would like to call our reservations department to make their reservation, please call 833-435-0620 and ask for FEDERATION OF FIRE CHAPLAINS or the Group Code FEFIRCHA22.

     Tell them you are attending the
    Federation of Fire Chaplains Conference,
     October 2022


    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

    Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International Airport

    Clicking on the link below will take you to their website. It has the latest travel information for travel into and out of Atlanta, as well as additional information about Atlanta.



    Our Local Points of Contact:

    Chaplain Ron Little

    (404) 610-6353

    email

    and

    Chaplain Roosevelt Johns

    email


    FFC Office

    Chaplain Jimmie Duncan

    Office: (469) 901-1434

    Mobile: (469) 955-1522

    email



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