First Responder Chaplaincy

  • Save the Date!TO:  Public Safety Chaplains, Military Chaplains, Fairfax Community Chaplains, Interdenominational Chaplains;  and Police Training Subcommittee: Good Afternoon ALL!

    A N N O U N C E M E N T

    The Joint Force Headquarters, Military District of Washington (JFHQ/MDW) in Collaboration with The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Public Safety Chaplains Subcommittee


    The 8th Annual Interagency Chaplaincy Conference

    Contingency Management –
    How Do Civil Authorities and the Military Work Together

    On March 6, 2014 we announced the date change of the JFHQ 8th Annual Interagency Chaplaincy Conference!!:  Due to unforeseen circumstances, the date has to once again be changed!  The new and final date for the JFHQ 8th Annual Interagency Chaplaincy Conference is WEDNESDAY, June 11, 2014 at the Spates Club at Fort Myer.  PLEASE UPDATE YOUR CALENDARS ACCORDINGLY!!

    The JFHQ-NCR Chaplains, represented by  CH (Commander) Paul Anderson and CH (COL) Michael Brainerd, Command Chaplain, JFHQ-NCR/MDW will have the lead. In spite of the date change, as always, it will be another wonderful training day.


    This training is pertinent also to Police, Fire and Emergency Managers.  Thusly this training has been prepared also with Law Enforcement, Fire and Emergency Manager attendees in mind.  Your attendance and participation (or proxy) is requested. 



    You may register by clicking HERE OR by going to the COG Events Calendar at, and following the calendar to Wednesday, June 11, 2014.  Please click on the associated registration link towards the bottom of the registration page.


    Continental Breakfast will be provided beginning at 7:30 AM


    Lunch will once again, be provided compliments of the Joint Force Headquarters Military District of Washington.


    Certificates will be provided to all registrants who have registered on or before Monday, June 9, 2014.  You must complete the entire day’s training in order to receive your certificate.  Certificates will only be available at the close of the training.

    Proper Identification will be required in order to enter the military base.  Please be prepared to provide Official Driver’s License and auxiliary ID.
                Please see attached Fort Myer Travel Directions.

    If you have any special dietary needs, e.g., kosher and/or gluten free meals, please contact Sargeant Joshua Nelson at at your very earliest convenience.  For your specific groups, please specify how many of the special meals you will need.


    For questions or any other special requests, please contact Dennis Bailey at at your very earliest convenience.  You may also reach Dennis Bailey on the morning of the event at 202-441-9104.


  • Fairfax County Community Chaplain Corps provides chaplain care and support specifically to community members during and after a local emergency or man-made or natural disaster. Fairfax County Community Chaplains at this time are ordained/invested or certified clergy and reside in Fairfax County, Virginia. Chairman is Cantor Michael Shochet (who is also a fire and rescue chaplain). Contact through Tenia Simmons; 703-324-3453; Sandy Harris is our current designated contact. ( – Fairfax County Community Chaplaincy Corps (



  • Maryland Medical Services Program (MDESP) The Maryland Emergency Medical Services Program, Inc. is a non-profit program that promotes Maryland’s EMS providers. MDEMSP began in 2007 with a mission of promoting EMS workers throughout the State of Maryland with programs such as the EMS License Plate Program, and throughout the year at its Special Events.


  • Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) The The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, known as COG, has helped develop solutions to issues of regional importance. COG is an independent, nonprofit association comprised of elected officials from 22 local governments, members of the Maryland and Virginia legislatures, and members of the U.S. Congress. COG presents programs twice a year rotating between civilian and governmental sites.