Ed Stauffer, Our Founder 

We are an international fellowship of Fire-Rescue Chaplains. From here you can learn about us, check out the news of the FFC, explore membership, and access our training schedule.

The mission of the Federation of Fire Chaplains is to bring together persons interested in providing an effective Chaplain Service: to give aid, comfort and help to firefighters and their families; to work toward the betterment of all areas of the fire and emergency service; to serve God, to aid humanity, our communities, our governments, our religions, our countries and the quality of life; to help mankind in developing their most noble characteristic-that of serving others; to help bring about a better understanding among all people with mutual harmony and respect regardless of one’s level of authority; and to achieve a single healing, unifying spirit of love for God and each other.

The Federation of Fire Chaplains is non-sectarian and calls for no compromise of either individual beliefs or convictions. Our first responsibility is to God, second, to humanity.

As Fire Chaplains, our work is not limited to the area of fire departments, firefighters, communities nor victims of the devastating ravages of fire or other crises; we shall strive to help ease the suffering of our fellow human beings wherever our paths shall lead. However, as a base for our work, we have chosen the Fire Service.

The members of the Federation of Fire Chaplains believe by bringing persons together to provide an effective response to Crisis Situations, through training and responding, we will be able to achieve the goal of serving God and humanity in the work of the Chaplain.

This, with God’s help, we will strive to do.


Members can sign in to access the FFC directory, participate in a blog, view articles, update your profile, and renew your membership. We encourage contact to our officers and regional directors.

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To console those who mourn,

To give them  beauty for ashes...

Isaiah 61:3

The heart of a man plans his way,

  but the LORD establishes his steps.

Proverbs 16:9

If the iron is blunt, and one does not sharpen the edge

he must use more strength, but wisdom helps one to

 succeed.  Ecclesiastes 10:10

As iron sharpens iron,

So a man sharpens the countenance of his friend.

Proverbs 27:17

FFC Training Manual, Patches, and stickers

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Resource for Fire Chaplains & Firefighters

Chaplains, if you are helping a firefighter struggling with addiction or other behavioral health issues please check out this program available through our friends at the National Volunteer Firefighter Council. Click on the logo. 

Contact our Executive Director

Jimmie Duncan

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Office: (469) 503-1566

Mobile Phone: (469) 955-1522

Office is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.

The Office is closed every Tuesday

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Upcoming FFC Events

31 Jul 2024 08:30 (EDT) • Lebanon County Fire Training Center 833 Metro Dr. Lebanon, PA 17042
01 Aug 2024 08:00 (EDT) • Hopkinsville Fire HQ Building 112 Phillip Meacham Way Hopkinsville, KY 42240
09 Aug 2024 08:00 • Tarkington Fire Department, 22353 TX321, Cleveland, TX 77327
24 Oct 2024 08:00 (EDT) • Doubletree by Hilton, Annapolis, Maryland 210 Holiday Court, Annapolis, MD, US


2024 FFC Annual Conference

will be in Annapolis, Maryland at the

Doubletree Hotel Annapolis

October 24-31, 2024

Chaplaincy: Being a lighthouse in the Storm


Check this out!

The FFC and the IAFC-VCOS have partnered to produce a document about Fire Chaplaincy

Chaplain Andy Kwak, from Abbotsford, British Columbia, has written an article for Firefighting in Canada Magazine about Fire Chaplaincy. Check it out!

Fire Chaplain: Serving Those Who Serve


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