We are Chartered as a Non-profit Public Charity by CFMI
We are an organization of people of both constitutional, Patriotic, that are willing to be dedicated to working as Volunteers and as Public Service Chaplains and Volunteers and we are focused on equipping, certifying and
training both citizens and all faiths in the many different areas of crisis, disaster and chaplaincy to serve others in critical times of trouble. Whether it is a mother needing help
with food or a major disaster, we want to help men and women get certified in the area that they wish to serve
their community, city. county, state or country in a time of crisis or disasters.
"Chaplaincy is not a religion! It is gift of compassion that gives from the heart to whoever needs your time, counsel and help.
"I personally am a believer in my own personal faith, but not so narrow minded that I cannot
see into the hearts of people from all walks and faiths of life that have a heart to serve others, that love their country and we are looking for such men and women who can express the true Spirit of Servant-hood and Compassion to anyone in need. As a firefighter and American Red Cross volunteer supervisor I have learned to live my faith in the midst of a diverse cultural and not be religious, but be there for the needy, the suffering and the dying.
Chaplains and Volunteers must be willing to become the least instead of the greatest and also have a servant attitude at all times.
After you decide that you would like to become a
member, just click on the link named application that you can copy and paste and then fill it out and mail it in. "NOTICE"
Your online form does not grant you automatic membership. We must first run a background checks on you and
see your level of training, qualifications and then everything must be filled out and mailed in before your membership
can be voted on and approved by our serving board of directors. You will
received an encrypted photo laser approved ID card valid for one year.
Many people do
not understand that in their own city, county, state and country is not only protected 24/7 by our government
workers and military forces, but also
by volunteer patriots, volunteer emergency and first responders. These patriotic men and women emergency and first responder are often overlooked and taken for granted for all that they sacrifice to serve us all in our communities 24/7 so we can be safe also.
As a suggestion I am also a four star General, but serve as a simple Volunteer at the local chapter of the American Red Cross, a VFW post, and also as a the Chaplain at Fire and
Rescue Fire Department. We have several volunteers at the Red Cross when the need arises. But being connected and trained before a major crisis hits America, makes you either prepared to help in a time of trouble.
For many years I
never saw the need to first be trained and prepared to be willing to help those around me in their need. But after 2001 when September 11th, 2001 everything changed and my world was rocked and changed forever. Being a combat Vietnam War Veteran myself caused me to reconsider the path my life was taking me. I have traveled the world in full-time ministry, but in reality I had never focused on my own community and country to help hurting people effected in disasters who have either lost a loved one, their homes or had their lives turned upside down in some way such as a house fire.
Since 9/11/2001 I
have been slowing dying to what I
once wanted to do and be. I even had the nerve to think that I was a success-as a full minister with a recognized ministry and now My life has now been set on a course directed to build a army of men and women who are qualified, trained,
equipped and certified as volunteer as laborers and chaplains. A volunteer or
Chaplain must be willing to serve
everyone and always have a heart of compassion for those they meet in real
For me I finally
saw who the greatest Chaplain in the
world was and is and that is our Lord Jesus Christ, who is my personal Lord
and Savior. He ministered not in the
church of his day, but the Hills, highways, fields and roadsides is where he ministered with compassion and unconditional love to the suffering, the sick and the needy. He even feed over 5,000 people one time with only 2 loaves of bread and 5 fish. His heart has become my heart and his mission
has become my mission and he
commanded us to go into all the world and make disciples, not for ourselves,
but for Him.
means simply being a silent listener and visible reflection of unconditional Love and also a Chaplain is called A Keeper of Compassion. It took the
greatest disaster in my lifetime to wake
me up and seek the heart of God and once I did he began to show me His
love for all mankind, not just one sect, group, culture or religion. Just think; was the thief on the cross really
religious that asked Jesus, please have
mercy on me and to remember Him. Jesus response was; Today you shall
be with me in Paradise. He did not have time to join a church, get baptized or even become a disciple but he did receive forgiveness while dying on that cross beside our Savior that day. Your personal relationship to Jesus Christ is what grants you mercy before a Holy God, not your good works or Religion.
To me that is the
whole purpose of being a believer is to
allow the Holy Spirit to rule your daily life and to yield myself to be a servant
to all those around you. "Jesus said;
He who will be the greatest among you must first become willing to be a
servant to all.' Have you ever felt the
pain of the lost and those suffering around you? Can you feel people's pain, grief and loss?
Even though I'm
personally a Believer, that does not
give me the right to condemn and judge people of other religious faiths. Until this
confused world can see Jesus in our
eyes, hear Jesus in our voice and feel Jesus in our touch, no matter who or
what we say we are, we are just
professors full of our own different doctrines, beliefs and forms of religion and not yet really examples of our Savior the Lord
His Word says
that He did not come into this world to
condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved."
The Scriptures also say, that He not
only died for our sins, but for the sins of the whole world." When God opens
your heart to see this world through
His heart and His eyes of Love, then you will be one of His true and faithful
So our training is
being offered to the few who want to
become a servant first to their neighbor, their community, county,
state and then nation if need be. If you
are interested then fill out the application to start your process of becoming an ERCC member. May God bless and keep you and make His face shine upon you and give you peace.
We just provide the certified training and the ID cards that are approved. The ERCC is connected to several major Chaplain organizations around the world and
together you link up with over 10,000 chaplains and volunteers by joining the
Please go to femaindependentstudy.gov and take these Basic 5
Incident command courses that are required Free online courses so you will
be compliant to federal law as a
volunteer working on a major crisis or disaster scene along side your local,
county, state or national legal
authorities that are assigned to help. These courses are free and the IS-
100b, IS-700, IS-200b, IS-800-NRF
and the IS-906,07.
We offer a 4 to
6 days overview of disaster response,
Liability, Grief counseling, CISM and Critical incident stress debriefing. We
offer Christian accredited certificates of
completion that to those that sign up and certificate of completion for these
courses. If you want these courses
taught instead of as an overview and introduction then each course
is 8 to 12 hours long. But as I have found the church has to many programs and other priorities that take up their time to get properly trained for serving others in their own local community services.
The man that taught me how to preach lead over 40, 000 thousand young men to Christ that died while he held them in his arms in
World War II as a Chaplain. He crawled from one
bomb shell and through trenches as a true soul winner for Christ. He left
studying to become a doctor to
answer the call to become a Chaplain. They would not let him speak to the
soldiers when they came off the front lines, so his ministry was on the front lines of the battle field.
Are you ready
to serve this world in
another national crisis? A Rude awaking must come to America before
there can be another Great Awaking!
Disasters both natural and
man-made will continue to increase. Possible Civil unrest, Political unrest
and even the possibility of Martial Law.
Join and get trained now so you be a part of a solution instead of part of the problem! I have personally lost everything in life, my home to fire and floods, my only son to cancer. But it
has made me even more compassionate to those that lose instead always winning. Jesus said, you first must be willing to lose your life, before you can really find out what life
is all about. Life is about serving
others instead of yourself.