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

    • 01 Nov 2023
    • 01 Nov 2024
    • FFC Office

    Fire Departments or other third party entities may use this portal to make membership dues payments for FFC Chaplains.


    Please Enter the Chaplain's information (Name and Mailing Address). When it asks for Billing information please enter the information associated with the credit card. 

    If done improperly, it may result in the wrong name on the Membership Card and it may be mailed to the wrong address.

    • 04 Dec 2023
    • 08:30 (PST)
    • 05 Dec 2023
    • 17:00 (PST)
    • California Fire Chaplain Association Federation of Fire Chaplains Fire Chaplain Training Dec. 4th, and 5th, 2023

    California Fire Chaplains Association


    Federation of Fire Chaplains

    Fire Chaplain Training

    December 4-5, 2023

    Stanislaus Regional 911 Center

    3705 Oakdale Rd

    Modesto, Calif. 95357

    Hosted by: the California Fire Chaplain Association

    FFC Essentials of Fire Chaplaincy – Basic FD Chaplain Training (16 hours)  

    December 4th and 5th, 2023  8:30 AM – 5:00 PM (Check in begins at 8:00 AM)


    $300.00 (Class + Printed 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 FFC Fire Chaplains. 


    Chaplain Jim Cook

    Chaplain Dick Brown


    Training Location

    Stanislaus Regional 911

    3705 Oakdale Rd

    Modesto, Calif. 95357





    California Fire Chaplains Association

    PO Box 3281

    Rocklin, CA 95677

    Refund/Cancellation Policy

    If you are unable to attend the class, a full refund will be 

    available until December 1st, 2023

    Meals and accommodations are the responsibility of the students.

    For additional information contact:

    Jim Cook 951-743-8817

    Patti O’Sullivan at or 916-317-6588

    • 24 Oct 2024
    • 08:00 (EDT)
    • 31 Oct 2024
    • 12:00 (EDT)
    • Doubletree by Hilton, Annapolis, Maryland 210 Holiday Court, Annapolis, MD, US

    FFC Annual Conference 2024
    October 24-31, 2024


    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

    Click on the link below to make your reservations


    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.


    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.


    To cancel your registration you must contact the office:

    email (ffc,

    phone (469-955-1522)


    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


    Conference Flyer

    Transportation Information


    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.


    Phone: (443) 623-0753

    FFC Office

    Chaplain Jimmie Duncan

    Office: (469) 503-1566

    Mobile: (469) 955-1522


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