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      The mission of the New York State Association of Fire Chaplains, Inc. is to unite all Chaplains of the State of New York in order to promote a deeper and wider knowledge of one another in the true ecumenical and interfaith spirit; and to establish statewide procedures of standardization in serving our fellow firefighters, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), and God, our supreme Chief.
 A Thanksgiving Day message from Chief Chaplain Thomas With

               We celebrate Thanksgiving Day with family and friends. Some may be responding

to a Fire Department or EMS incident during Thanksgiving Day, possibly even during

their dinner. Many health care and mental health staff may be doing their work shift,

and, hope to be out on time to have dinner with their family.

              So, let us take a Moment of Silence to remember those working or responding on

Thanksgiving Day and throughout the year. We ask our Lord to be with them, protect them,

and make sure they can celebrate the day!

              Let us pray…

Dear Lord, I give thanks for all you have done for me. Let me stop and remember family,

fire department and EMS members who are now with you, looking down upon us. They are

at peace. They have served their communities. We thank them for their service!

              May your Thanksgiving be filled with blessings of good health for you, your family,

and the community that you serve! May the Lord be with you as you continue to serve him.



New York State Association of Fire Chaplains Annual Meeting with Training

Sunday MAY 21 to Wednesday MAY 24, 2023


HOST: NYS Academy of Fire Science

600 College Avenue

Montour Falls, NY 14865


Reservations will be forthcoming as we

set up all activities for the 2023 Conference!

Chief Chaplain Thomas With





2022-2024 Association Officers: (LtoR) Treasurer David Quinn (Stuyvesant NY), 2nd Dep. Chief Chaplain Joseph McCarthy (Southold NY), Chief Chaplain Thomas With (Colonie NY), 1st Dep. Chief Chaplain Richard Bolster (Malone NY), and, Executive Secretary William Miles (Tonawanda NY).


The Officers of our State Association
Thomas F. With, Chief Chaplain
34 Woodside Avenue
Albany, NY 12205
(518) 378-7074 (c)(text)
Richard G. Bolster, 1st Deputy Chief Chaplain
46 Shova Road
Malone, NY 12953
(518) 569-3124 cell (Voice and Text)
Joseph P. McCarthy, 2nd Deputy Chief Chaplain
PO Box 554
Southold, NY 11971-0554
(631) 740-1743
William A. Miles, Executive Secretary
470 Adam Street
Tonawanda, NY 14150-1804
(716) 583-1413
David A. Quinn, Treasurer
126 County Rt 26A
Stuyvesant, NY 12173
(518) 281-0949 (Cell)