Links

The links below are for informational purposes only.  We believe most of these sites are of interest to fire chaplains.  However, we encourage you to investigate these sites  yourself.

Federation of Fire Chaplains  www.firechaplains.org  FFC is an international fire chaplain organization providing an annual training institute in conjunction with the annual conference, as well as sponsoring and co-sponsoring training events in the different regions of the country.  You can access FFC’s website for other resources, dates, events, and other material of value to the chaplain.  One of the major contributions of FFC is that it provides networking opportunities for chaplains from around the world.

Top Online Fire Science Programs in America  BestColleges.com has a list of the nation’s top online bachelor degree programs in Fire Science; a degree that sets apart others in the candidate pool.
www.bestcolleges.com/features/top-online-fire-science-degree-programs    Check this site out if you are looking for an online fire science degree that will move your career forward.

 International Critical Incident Stress Foundation www.icisf.org ICISF offers Critical Incident Stress Management training at various locations around the country.  You can access their website for classes, locations, costs, etc.  FFC also offers several of the CISM classes at our annual pre-conference institutes.

CIM Education Institute http://bereavementacademy.org
CMI Ed I is a division of the American Academy of Bereavement that offers courses across the country for chaplains, social workers, psychologists, nurses, etc. on a wide range of subjects that would be helpful to fire chaplains.  Go to their website for courses, locations, times,  costs, etc.

Center for Loss and Life Transition http://centerforloss.com CLLT is directed by Dr. Alan Wolfelt, one of today’s leading grief educators.  CLLT does seminars around the country, as well as a variety of books, videotapes, audiotapes, and handouts that can beof great help to chaplains working in victim assistance.

Sweeny Alliance & Grieving Behind the Badge  a National recognized company that provides help with coping with grief. Peggy Sweeney has a number of articles on FFC website’s Resources page. Check out these resources for grief   and http://grievingbehindthebadgeblog.net

National Fallen Firefighters Foundation http://firehero.org You can go to this site for information about helping families of fallen firefighters, about planned memorial services, and articles about LODD, firefighter funerals, etc.

Important Resource on Firefighter Health/Safety  A helpful guide for sleep and health issues for firefighters.  Check link below:
 www.tuck.com/shirt-work-sleep/

Firefighter Cancer Support Networkhttp://firefightercancersupport.org A support group for firefighters and their immediate family who are cancer survivors, caregivers, and volunteers who are willing to share their experiences, stand ready to help, bring comfort, strength, and hope to those diagnosed with cancer.

Medical Negligence Awareness for Firefighters   A community outreach team dedicated to provide vital informaiton, tips and resources to individuals and families affected by medical negligence.  www.malpracticecenter.com

Mesothelioma / Asbestos / lung Information for firefighters.

Mesothelioma Guide an advocacy organization to connect patients to doctors and treatment options Free to patients.
https://www.mesotheliomaguide.com/mesothelioma/causes/firefighters/

A volunteer outreach mission to cancer victims of veterans and firefighters suffering from mesothelioma. This site give a great deal of information from causes, treatments and treatment centers, etc.
www.TreatMesothelioma.org

U. S. Attorney Excellence Program is an organization that helps match mesothelioma cancer patients with experienced law firms.
http//www.usaep.org/what-to-expect-from-your-mesothelioma-attorney

Mesothelioma Veterans organization offers free specific veteran resources and support for mesothelioma victims. Please check out the website below: www.mesotheliomaVeterans.org

www.mesotheliomagroup.com/mesothelioma/pleural  a group  who helps firefighters who have been diagnosed with PLEURAL  mesothelioma to understand your options and make good decision about treatment.  This service is at no charge.

A great resouce. What is mesothelioma? Worker who are most at risk, treatment options, legal advice and more.www.mesotheliomahelp.org/companies

A great Addiction Resource, treatments, support groups, rehab centers and others.  www.addictioncenter.com/rehabs/louisiana 

www.Mesotheliomafund.com  provides information about diagnosis, treatment, financial assistance, cancer centers, top doctors, and other assistance.

www.MesotheliomaLawyerCenter.org   Comprehensive information should you might be at risk of asbestos or health risk of asbestos.  Good info to keep in your files.
www.asbestos.com is another great resource provides valuable information on all asbestos-related illnesses, including mesothelioma.  Some information found on the website is mesothelioma life expectancy, symptoms, and more.  You can also receive medical and financial assistance from talking to their patient advocates.  They can help you figure out if you are eligible for compensation from mesothelioma trust funds. www.asbestos.com

A Guide about Smoking and Mesothelioma  can be a helpful guide.
http://tobaccofreelife.org/resources/smoking-mesothelioma/

www.mesothelioma.net is a site which has great resources.
Check out a recommendation from one who has been there on our LFCN News page.

www.mesotheliomasurvival.org  has information about the basics of mesothelioma,  treatments, stages, survival rates, surviors, etc.

American Lung Association also has good resource and helps support QuitDay’s cause.
www.lung.org

A New Life Saving Tool.  A Zlicense sleeve that inserts into your driver’s license to access your medical information to paramedics, firefighters, police officers and ER Doctors, that can make a difference between life or death.  To check this tool out go to www.Zlicense.com/jasu413

Fallen Firefighter Bereavement Uniform Program
http://bereavement.lighthouseuniform.com
  A Class A uniform for burial purposes are available.  Check out this website for
information.
Also  for FFC Chaplain uniforms and accessory needs, see Lighthouse Uniform Co.   http://lighthouseuniform.com

Firefighting Newswww.firefightingnews.com   is a daily firefighter news and photos with headline news, a buyers guide, fire department directory, United States line of duty death news, as well as news from Canada, United Kingdom, New Zeland, Australia, and most of the rest of the world.  This is a great site to check out every morning to see what’s new.

 1st Responder Newshttp://1strespondernews.com has news of interest to firefighters and chaplains.  They have a Chaplain’s Window that runs articles by Franklin Knower about chaplains and the chaplaincy ministry.  They also have fire service news by state.  A good site to check out on a regular basis

. Federal Emergency Management Agencywww.fema.gov/ FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute now offers many courses online that are beneficial to chaplains.   You can now take IS-100, IS-200, IS-700 and IS-800, as well as a number of other courses online.  You can take the exam and print out your certificate right from your home computer.

Louisiana Department of Homeland Securityhttp://gohsep.la.gov You can access the state homeland security on the web for a great deal of information  that you need to know as a fire chaplain in Louisiana.

Louisiana Fire Chiefs Association http://louisianafirechiefs.org You can keep up with what is happening with the chiefs, legislation, events, etc. by logging on to the Chiefs Association.

Professional Firefighters Association of Louisiana could provide information that might be of interest to chaplains.  www.pffalouisiana.org 

Louisiana State Firemens Association http://lsfa.net  The State firefighters organization in Louisiana has information that might be of interest to chaplains. 

Louisiana State Marshal www.lasfm.org provides resource references codes and rules, inspections and other resources for fire departments. 

LSU Carrol L. Herring Fire and Emergency Training Institute, certified training in firefighting. www.feti.lsu.edu

Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry  including wildland firefighting in Louisiana. www.ldaf.state.la.us

Louisiana Arson and Fire Prevention Association. www.lafpa.org

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