FFC Annual Conference 2023 
October 13-19, 2023

Pre-Conference Training October 13-15, 2023

St. Petersburg, Florida

Pre-Conference Training

Essentials of Fire Chaplaincy

CISM - 3 Day GRIN Class

Advanced - (ASIST Class)

October 13-15, 2023

FFC Instructor Training

To participate in the Instructor Training you must have approval from the Executive Director.

To participate in the Train-the-Trainer Course:

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 Schedule

Spouse Program Schedule

Airport Information



The closest airport to the conference location is

St. Pete-Clearwater International airport.

Click on the logo for more information.

Our Host Committee Recommends

if you fly into St. Pete-Clearwater Airport you should use

Allegiant Airlines

You can also fly into Tampa International Airport


If you need help with transportation form the airport to the Conference Hotel and transportation from the Conference Hotel to the airport please contact:

Chaplain Danny Champagne


Please remember this is a courtesy

Hotel Information

We encourage you to choose our host hotel:

Hilton St. Petersburg Carillon Park Hotel

950 Carillon Drive

St. Petersburg, Florida  33716

(727) 540-0050  



Room Rate. $179 + tax

 To get the special rate, you need to register

BEFORE September 1, 2023

Use the Booking Code: FIRST

Hotel Online Registration link

 If you call them directly, tell them you are attending the
Federation of Fire Chaplains Conference,
 October 2023 and give them the Booking Code: FIRST

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.

We were notified by the host hotel that they are completely full on some of the days we had blocked. The hotel advised me that they have extended our room block to the Homewood Suites near the hotel where the conference will be. 

If you are in need of a hotel, and are unable to register, please click the link below. 

Alternate Hotel

Thank you for your understanding. 


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.

Our Local Hosts:

All First Responders Matter

Chaplain Milton Smith

(727) 798-5718

To Contact the FFC Office:

Jimmie Duncan

E-Mail: ffc.chaplain@gmail.com

Office Phone: (469) 503-1566

Personal Cell: (469) 955-1522

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