First of all I am overriding the default footer template with my own using region--footer.tpl.php. In the footer I need to display the fields I have in a content type named 'footer'. Can anyone help me with this?
Like I said, fast and dirty:
$nid = XXX; $node = node_load($nid); print check_plain($node->field_name['und']['value']);
Put this into your Template. I assume your field is not translated.