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Essentials Class

Federation of Fire Chaplains
Essentials Class - May 4th & 11th, 2024​

The Essentials of Fire Chaplaincy is a foundational training course for the fire department chaplain. This two-day course, hosted by Public Safety Chaplaincy, will be held over two consecutive Saturdays so people who work during the workday may participate. This course is the basic course by the Federation of Fire Chaplains and is a requirement for membership in the Federation of Fire Chaplains.

This course provides an opportunity for everyone - experienced chaplains and new chaplains alike - to understand the fundamentals of fire chaplaincy. The class consists of 16 hours of instruction, over the course of two Saturdays, covering the following areas:

  • History of Chaplaincy 

  • Personhood of the Chaplain

  • Ministry to Crisis Victims

  • Ministry to Fire Personnel

  • Introduction to Critical Incident Stress

  • Introduction to Incident Command

  • Fire Chaplain Safety

  • Firefighter Injury and Death

  • Fire Department Funerals

  • Confidentiality & Professionalism

You must be present for the entire 16 hours of instruction to receive a certificate for the course from the Federation of Fire Chaplains. If you want a copy of the FFC manual, one can be purchased on your own here.

Dates: May 4th & 11th, 2024
Time: 0800-1700
Cost: $150
Register here

Location: Hillsboro Fire Training Center
620 SW Wood St
Hillsboro, OR 97123

Contact: Chaplain Chris M. Wade


1500 NW 167th Place Beaverton, OR 97006

Phone: 503-614-1513

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