Disaster Response Certification For Chaplains Ministers &
Chaplains, Ministers and Pastors Should be helping to save lives,
not just winning souls
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 in Disaster Response must complete the
following courses. Most ministries and training institutions charge
large sums for courses, even though FEMA provides them free of charge.
CFMI charges a modest adminstration and processing fee once courses
have been completed. Most of these courses are provided free of charge
online by FEMA.
Including People With Disabilities & Others With Access &
Functional Needs in Disaster Operations.
Course Overview, 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.
Course Objectives: At the completion
of this course, participants should be able to: Explain the importance
of including people with disabilities and others with access and functional
needs in disaster operations at the JFO and field locations. Describe
how JFO and field staff can support and include people with disabilities
and others with access and functional needs in disaster operations.
Describe principles and FEMA initiatives that provide a foundation
for the integration of people with disabilities and others with access
and functional needs in disaster operations. Describe the history
of the treatment of and services for people with disabilities. Identify
laws that provide the legal foundation for issues related to people
with disabilities and others with access and functional needs. Describe
the function of the Disability Integration Advisor. Describe personal
actions to support the integration of people with disabilities and
others with access and functional needs in the JFO and field disaster
operations. CEUs: 0.2
Course Length: 2 hours.
IS-366: Planning for the Needs of Children in Disasters:
Course Objectives. At the conclusion
of this course, you should be able to create, update, or revise an
Emergency Operations Plan for your community or organization to effectively
address the unique needs of children in disasters. Primary
Audience, The target audience for this course is local and
state emergency managers and planners. Other individuals or groups
that may benefit from taking this course include those directly involved
with meeting the needs of children, such as the following: Judges
and other members of the State, county, and local governmental legal
system Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (VOADs), faith-based
organizations, and other non-profits, Child service agencies, Child
care providers and Schools. CEUs: 0.4
Course Length: 4 hours.
IS-230.b Fundamentals of Emergency Management:
Course Overview The
goal of this course is to introduce you to the fundamentals of emergency
management. This course presents emergency management as an integrated
system with resources and capabilities networked together to address
all hazards. This is the first course in the Federal Emergency Management
Agency (FEMA) Emergency Management Institutes independent study
Professional Development Series. Course Objectives:
the completion of this course, participants should be able to:
the principles and authorities that are the foundation of emergency
Explain how the different partners contribute to emergency management
in your community. Explain how the core capabilities support the mission
areas to ensure preparedness. Describe the roles of each partner in
emergency management. Explain the steps and resources necessary for
developing a comprehensive emergency operations plan. Explain how
to plan, manage, and coordinate resources for an efficient and effective
response. Explain the functions of emergency management in emergency
and day-to-day situations.
CEUs: 0.6 Course
Length: 6 hours
National Response Framework, An Introduction:
Course Overview: The course introduces
participants to the concepts and principles of the National Response
Framework. Course Objectives: 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
multi-agency coordination. How planning relates to national preparedness.
CEUs: 0.3 Course
Length: 3 hours
- Active Shooter: What You Can Do:
An 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. Course
completing of this course, the participant will be able to:
1. Describe actions to take when confronted with an active
shooter and responding law enforcement officials.
2. Recognize potential workplace violence indicators.
3. Describe actions to take to prevent and prepare for potential
active shooter incidents. 4. Describe
how to manage the consequences of an active shooter incident. CEUs:
0.1 Course Length: 1 hour
IS-100.SCa Introduction to the Incident Command System for Schools
Course Overview: The
Emergency Management Institute developed the Introduction to ICS for
Schools (IS-100.SCa for Schools) course in collaboration with the
U.S. Department of Education. The course is designed primarily for
kindergarten through high school personnel. The overall course goal
is to promote school safety by: Familiarizing you with how ICS principles
can be applied in school-based incidents. Preparing you to interface
with community response personnel IS-100.SCa for Schools follows the
National Incident Management System (NIMS) guidelines. Course
Objectives: At the completion of this course, you should be
familiar with: 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.. CEUs: 0.3 Course
Length: 3 hours
IS-200.b - ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
Course 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. The Emergency Management Institute developed
ICS its ICS courses collaboratively with: National Wildfire Coordinating
Group (NWCG) U.S. Department of Agriculture. United State Fire Administrations
National Fire Programs Branch. Please 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 credential purposes, the courses are equivalent.
NIMS Compliance. This course is NIMS compliant and meets the NIMS
Baseline Training requirements for IS-200. CEUs:
0.3 Course Length: 3 hours
IS-700a National Incident Management System (NIMS),
Course Overview: This
course introduces and overviews the National Incident Management System
(NIMS). NIMS provides a consistent nationwide template to enable all
government, private-sector, and non-governmental organizations to
work together during domestic incidents. Course
Objectives: At the end of this course, students will be able
to: 1. Describe the intent of NIMS.
2. Describe the key concepts and principles underlying NIMS.
3. Describe the purpose of the NIMS Components
including: Preparedness, Communications and Information Management,
Resource Management, and Command and Management.
4. Describe the purpose of the National Integration Center.
Note: This course provides a basic introduction to NIMS. It is not
designed to replace Incident Command System and position-specific
training. CEUs: 0.3
Course Length: 3 hours
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
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 crisis.
CFMI Member's: US and Canadian member's application for certification:
Nonmember's: US and Canadian application for certification:
pocket guides catalog:
The Drop Down Box For Certified Disaster Response Chaplains
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only. This 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 deploy.
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