Response Chaplain's Certification Program
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. Thank you for your time. Chaplain Gibson
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.
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.
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.
applicants for certification as Disaster Response Chaplains must complete
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.
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
for course and course details
Objectives: 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.
IS-200.b - ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
for course and course details
Overview: ICS 200 is designed to enable personnel to operate
efficiently during an incident or event within the Incident Command
System (ICS). ICS-200 provides training on and resources for personnel
who are likely to assume a supervisory position within the ICS.
Emergency Management Institute developed ICS its ICS courses collaboratively
with: 1. National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) 2. U.S. Department
of Agriculture 3. United State Fire Administrations National
Fire Programs Branch. Note:
IS-200.b is an updated version of the IS-200 course. If you have
successfully completed IS-200 or IS-200.a, you may want to review
the new version of the course. For credentialing purposes, the courses
Audience: Persons involved with emergency planning, response
or recovery efforts. NIMS Compliance: This course is NIMS compliant
and meets the NIMS Baseline Training requirements for IS-200.
1. IS-100 Introduction to the Incident Command System is required.
2. Completion of IS 700.A, National Incident Management System (NIMS),
An Introduction is recommended.
IS-700a National Incident Management System (NIMS),
for course and course details
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.
IS-5.a An Introduction to Hazardous Materials "WMD"
for course and course details
Overview: This 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.
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.
to be Certified in CPR 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 you would then be listed on this
site as a certified Disaster Response Chaplain. We hope and pray
that here will be many who will work hard to become certified Disaster
Response response Chaplains. The chaplains who complete all the
training will be a tremendous blessing for the glory of Gods' kingdom
and to their communities and families during times of disaster or
CFMI Member's: US and Canadian member's application for certification:
NON-Member's US and Canadian
application for certification:
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be proud of what you yourself have done, without having to compare
it with what someone else has done.
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program is an independant certification program for individuals
seeking certification in Disaster Response. Chaplain Fellowship
Ministries and Homeland Crisis Institute does not deploy chaplains
or reinburse chaplains for expenses when they self deploying.
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