Is Open For All Those Who Need Certification
Response Chaplain's Certification
For though I am free from all men, I have made myself a servant
to all, that I might win the more; 20
and to the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might win Jews; to those
who are under the law, as under the law, that I might win those
who are under the law; 21 to
those who are without law, as without law (not being without law
toward God, but under law toward Christ), that I might win those
who are without law; 22
to the weak I became as weak, that I might win the weak. I have
become all things to all men, that I might by all means save some."
(Note) As Chaplains we cannot
pick and choose who we might respond to help when responding to
crisis or disaster! It is our calling and responsibility to be
there for people in crisis no matter what their religious beliefs
may be. For questions please contact our home office at (254)
771-0053 Mon - Friday 9:am to 5:pm central standard time.
Each day communities respond to numerous disasters or emergencies.
Most often, these incidents are managed effectively at the local
level. However, there are some incidents that may require a collaborative
approach that includes personnel from: 1.
Multiple jurisdictions, 2.
A combination of specialties or disciplines, 3.
Several levels of government, 4.
Non-governmental organizations, and 5.
The private sector.
The National Incident Management System, or NIMS, provides
the foundation needed to ensure that we can work together when our
communities and the Nation need us the most. NIMS integrates best
practices into a comprehensive, standardized framework that is flexible
enough to be applicable across the full spectrum of potential incidents,
regardless of cause, size, location, or complexity. Using NIMS allows
us to work together to prepare for, prevent, respond to, recover
from, and mitigate the effects of incidents.
Certification Requirements: The following are the requirements
to become board certified in Disaster Response. There are no short
cuts, all training requirements must be meet before disaster response
certification will be considered. All
requirements must be meet before certification will be issued. Disaster
Response Chaplains are First Responders in their own right. There
are no short cuts for Disaster Response Chaplains, proper training
means everything in times of disaster and crisis.
All applicants for certification as Disaster Response Chaplains
must complete all of the following courses. Most of these courses
are provided free of charge online by FEMA.
IS-230.b Fundamentals of Emergency Management: This
course is the first introductory course in the Federal Emergency Management
Agency (FEMA), Emergency Management Institutes (EMI) Independent
Study Professional Development Series (PDS). Its goal is to introduce
you to the fundamentals of emergency management (EM) as an integrated
system, and how its resources and capabilities can be networked together
for all hazards. All communities are vulnerable to a variety of hazards.
Emergency management provides a structure for anticipating and dealing
with Preparedness, Prevention, Protection, Response, Recovery and
Mitigation of, those hazards.
to take this course
National Response Framework, An Introduction:
The course introduces participants to the concepts and principles
of the National Response Framework. At the end of this course, you
will be able to describe: The purpose of the National Response Framework.
The response doctrine established by the National Response Framework.
The roles and responsibilities of entities as specified in the National
Response Framework. The actions that support national response. The
response organizations used for multiagency coordination. How planning
relates to national preparedness.
- Active Shooter: What You Can Do:
active shooter is an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting
to kill people in a confined and other populated area. In most cases,
active shooters use firearms and there is no pattern or method to
their selection of victims. Active shooter situations are unpredictable
and evolve quickly. All employees can help prevent and prepare for
potential active shooter situations. This course provides guidance
to individuals, including managers and employees, so that they can
prepare to respond to an active shooter situation.
IS-100.SCa Introduction to the Incident Command System for Schools
At the completion of this course, you should be familiar with
the following: 1.ICS applications in school-based incidents. 2.ICS
organizational principles and elements. 3.ICS positions and responsibilities.
4.ICS facilities and functions. 5.ICS planning. In addition, you will
learn the steps you should take to be accountable for your actions
during an incident.
for course and course details
IS-700a National Incident Management System (NIMS), This
course introduces NIMS and takes approximately three hours to complete.
It explains the purpose, principles, key components and benefits of
NIMS. The course also contains "Planning Activity" screens
giving you an opportunity to complete some planning tasks during this
course. The planning activity screens are printable so that you can
use them after you complete the course. What will I be able to do
when I finish this course? 1. Describe
the key concepts and principles underlying NIMS. 2.
Identify the benefits of using ICS as the national incident management
model. 3. Describe when it is
appropriate to institute an Area Command. 4.
Describe when it is appropriate to institute a Multi agency Coordination
System. 5. Describe the benefits
of using a Joint Information System (JIS) for public information.
6. Identify the ways in which
NIMS affects preparedness. 7.
Describe how NIMS affects how resources are managed. 8.
Describe the advantages of common communication and information management
systems. 9. Explain how NIMS influences
technology and technology systems. 10.
Describe the purpose of the NIMS Integration Center.
take this course.
IS-5.a An Introduction to Hazardous Materials "WMD"
Independent Study course is intended to provide a general introduction
to hazardous materials that can serve as a foundation for more specific
studies in the future. The course has five Units which are outlined
below. No prior knowledge of the subject is required or assumed. At
the end of the course, the participant should be able to: 1.
Explain the roles of Federal, State, Tribal and local governments
in reducing hazardous materials risks through Health and Environmental
Regulations 2. Discuss the two
major hazardous materials identification systems used within the United
States. 3. Identify possible
terrorists targets of opportunities in the use of toxic industrial
chemicals (TIC) as Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD). 4.
Identify locations where hazardous materials are commonly found and
how to determine their potential health effects 5.
Describe basic terms that pertain to exposures to hazardous materials.
6. Read and interpret a materials
safety data sheet (MSDS). 7. Explain
how hazardous materials enter the body and contaminate the environment.
8. Describe what communities can
do to increase their emergency preparedness to respond to hazardous
materials incidents and 9. Identify
steps individuals and communities can take to protect themselves during
a hazardous materials release.
take this course
Including People With Disabilities & Others With Access &
Functional Needs in Disaster Operations: The purpose of this
course is to increase awareness and understanding of the need for
full inclusion of disaster survivors and FEMA staff who are people
with disabilities, and people with access and functional needs. The
course provides an overview of disabilities and access and functional
needs and explains how disaster staff can apply inclusive practices
in their disaster assignments.
take this course
IS-366.A: Planning for the Needs of Children in Disasters:
The purpose of this course is to provide guidance for Emergency
Managers and implementers of childrens programs about meeting
the unique needs that arise among children as a result of a disaster
or emergency. The course includes the following lessons: 1: Course
Overview, 2: Unique Needs of Children in Disasters, 3: Critical Components
of a Childs World, 4: Mitigation, 5: Preparedness, 6: Response,
7: Recovery, Resources Toolkit (downloadable PDF file).
take this course
Disaster Relief Chaplain:
it is very important that chaplains and other responders learn to
develop abilities to communicate through the use of proper training.
This course of instruction will help you better understand how to
effectively communicate as a disaster relief chaplain. You will be
able to: 1. Have a complete understanding of the skills necessary
to be an effective Disaster Response/Relief Chaplain. 2. Remember
that your ability to communicate successfully encompasses many complexities,
skills, principles, and concepts. 3. The most important communications
skill is your ability to exchange information between you and the
people you assist and serve in a timely and effective manner.
order this course. For questions please contact our home office at
(254) 771-0053 Mon - Friday 9:am to 5:pm central standard time.
and CPR First Aid:
Members can get their certification in CPR and CPR First Aid at their
local Red Cross, Fire Department or local educational institutions.
can also get your certification on at CPR Today, the link is below.
We require members you take the Comprehensive BLS Training Program
for certification. After registration you will have instant access
to your course which may be completed immediately in one sitting or
in as many sessions as convenient within 30 days from any internet-connected
computer. To learn more about the courses
Once all courses are completed and requirements have been meet you
would then be listed on this site as a certified Disaster Response
Chaplain. There is a great need for disaster response chaplains in
our communities, we hope and pray that there will be many who will
work hard to become certified in Disaster Response response. The chaplains
who complete all the training will be a tremendous blessing to their
communities and families during times of disaster or crisis.
are the same for US and Canadian students. For
questions please contact our home office at (254) 771-0053 Mon - Friday
9:am to 5:pm central standard time.
US and Canadian application for certification:
Card CFMI member's yearly renewal application:
Card Non CFMI member's yearly renewal application:
pocket guides catalog:
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can be proud of what you yourself have done, without having to compare
it with what someone else has done.
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