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Oregon Chaplains Academy

The Public Safety Chaplaincy is proud to oversee the Oregon Chaplain’s Academy which trains Chaplains in basic and advanced skills that are critical to their roles.  To learn more about the Oregon Chaplain’s academy please visit their website at

Our next advanced training will be May 3-5, 2023.


Below are our September 2022 Basic Oregon Chaplains Academy graduates.

Federation of Fire Chaplains - Essentials Class - June 10th & 17th, 2023

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: June 10th & 17th, 2023
Time: 0800-1700
Cost: $100
Location: Hillsboro Fire Station #6
21880 NW Cherry Lane
Hillsboro, OR 97124
Contact: Chaplain Chris M. Wade
Phone: (541)914-1686
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