REGIONS

Director of Regions

Paul N. Trumpore, Sr.

Paul is  a 1993 graduate of Johnson University. He began working in Crisis Response in 1990, and became a member of the Federation of Fire Chaplains in June, 1991. Paul became the Southeast Regional Director for the Federation of Fire Chaplains in 2000, serving in this position until 2021 when he became the Director of Regions. Paul has managed the chaplain program for the City of Knoxville Fire Department since 2002 and is a division head over Public Fire Education as a Captain. Paul is one of the Founding members of the Tennessee Federation of Fire Chaplains and has served as Executive Director since 2002. Paul established the Tennessee Line-of-Duty Death Response Team in 2001, now part of the NFFF Local Assistance State Team program, serving more than 65 LODD families to date. Paul also serves as Secretary and Registrar to the Tennessee Fallen Firefighter Memorial Foundation.  He formed the Tennessee Crisis Response Network in 2007 providing training to 16 various Tennessee teams. In 2019, all of the emergency service-based teams combined to form the Tennessee Disaster Mental Health Strike Team, which he coordinates. Paul is minister of Sullivan Road Christian Church in Knoxville since 1996. He and his wife Ann have six children, five grandchildren and have had fourteen foster children.


Email

Phone: (865) 573-0009 


GREAT LAKES

Illinois-Indiana-Michigan-Ohio-Wisconsin

Director - Pete Shaffer

 Email

Phone: (740) 370-5490



NEW ENGlAND

Connecticut-Massachusetts-Maine-New Hampshire-Rhode Island-Vermont

Director - Jared Blake

 Email   

Phone:1 (207) 329-2273



MID ATLANTIC

Delaware-Maryland-New Jersey-New York-Pennsylvania-Virginia-West Virginia

District of Columbia

Director - Paul Hammaker

 Email 

Phone: (724) 887-0477


MIDWEST

Iowa-Kansas-Minnesota-Missouri-Nebraska-North Dakota-South Dakota

Director - Floyd Ferguson

Email  

Phone: (816) 261-1900


Associate Director - Edgar Hatcher

Email   

Phone: (618) 207-9487



NORTHWEST

Alaska-Idaho-Montana-Oregon-Washington-Wyoming

Director - Joel Peterson

Email   

Phone: (971) 570-0103


Associate Director - Gino Palomino

Email   

Phone:(509) 209-1108



SOUTH CENTRAL

Arkansas-Louisiana-New Mexico-Oklahoma-Texas

Director - Charles (Chuck) McDade

Email   

Phone:(405) 732-7699


Associate Director - Keith Smith

Email 

Phone: (817) 480-5618



SOUTHEAST

Alabama-Florida-Georgia-Kentucky-Mississippi-North Carolina-South Carolina

Tennessee

Director -Vacant

Associate Director - Earnest Brockman

Email 

(931) 237-7749

 


SOUTHWEST

Arizona-California-Colorado-Hawaii-Nevada-Utah

Director - Steve Arvin

Email 

Phone: (775) 560-4861


Associate Director - Tim Cheatwood

Email  

Phone: (909) 560-4216

 

CANADA/INTERNATIONAL 

Director- Gordon Kouwenberg

Email    

Phone:1 (250) 920-8083


Associate Director - Ray Parker (Canada)

 Email  

Phone: 1 (250) 299-4373

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