COMBO Training Registration
Disaster Chaplain & Religious Lit/Competency
New York City (Manhattan), NY • April 29 - May 1, 2019

Monday, April 29 through Wednesday, May 1, 2019 
Breakfast & Registration 8:15 AM
Class - 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM 

New York Disaster Interfaith Services
4 West 43rd Street, Conference Center
New York, NY 10036


Hotel: No Hotel Block Available. Closest hotels are Times Square/Midtown West
Meals: Breakfast  Provided (Religious Diet Options Available) - Lunch Available Nearby

  • Full attendance at all three sessions is required to obtain a certificate.
  • Pre-requisite

    A) Complete FEMA IS-100 – A free three-hour online course in the Incident Command 

    B) Completion of the online FEMA IS 505 course in Religious and Cultural Literacy and Competency in Disaster.

    Please bring upload or bring your FEMA certificate with you to the session. 


Registration Deadline: Friday, April 19.
Cancellations MUST BE RECEIVED BY Friday, April 19, to ensure a refund of the full registration fee.
Please confirm class has reached 20 participants before purchasing plane tickets.

Registration Fees:

  • $100 for Ordained/Credentialed NYC Religious Leaders
  • $200 for Non-NYC Residents

Please pay your REGISTRATION FEE online by clicking the registration link below.

If your organization requires payment by check, please complete the registration form by clicking the link below, and then mail the check, in advance. 

Please make your check payable to:
4 West 43rd Street, Suite 407,
New York, NY 10036. 

Questions? Email us at or, call 212-669-6100.
This curriculum is compliant with NIMS (National Incident Management Systems) and incorporates FEMA Incident Command System (IS 100) training. It also complies with the National VOAD* Points of Consensus for Disaster Spiritual Care.
*Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster
This three-day training prepares faith leaders or institutional chaplains to volunteer as disaster chaplains in mass-care settings or to serve as disaster chaplains within their house of worship, religious community or professional institution. Each registrant must be endorsed for this training and/or currently serve as a professional chaplain and/or credentialed religious leader.

How to work as members of an interdisciplinary team within the Incident Command System
  • Religious Literacy & Competency in Crisis Settings
  • How to work as members of an interdisciplinary team within the Incident Command System
  • What to expect at disaster sites
  • How to provide Spiritual First Aid and Psychological First Aid
  • How to make appropriate assessments and referrals to Mental Health and other services
  • How to develop and maintain holistic self-care practices