OUR MISSION

The Association of Fire Districts of the State of New York, a not-for-profit corporation, works to improve the fiscal responsibility, efficiency and effectiveness of the fire district management through education, training and advocacy for commissioners and other fire district officials in the 57 counties outside of the City of New York.

Past Presidents

 
        Years                                        President                                 County
*  1944                    Colonel Thomas M. ShermanNassau
*  1945 to 1947Albert W. FleckErie
*  1947 to 1949Ernest StollSuffolk
*  1949 to 1951Charles E. JahneWestchester
*  1951 to 1953Chester H. HoffmanErie
*  1953 to 1955Stephen P. FoxNassau
*  1955 to 1957Raymond A. GriffinMonroe
*  1957 to 1959Alex SchultzSuffolk
*  1959 to 1961James H. HolmesErie
*  1961 to 1963Michael J. ZeruchaNassau
*  1963 to 1965John L. HaplinSchenectady
*  1965 to 1967Martin ReichenbergerMonroe
*  1967 to 1968Harold P. CahillSuffolk
*  1968 to 1970Robert M. JonesErie
*  1970 to 1972Benjamin J. MolenoNassau
*  1972 to 1974Jack W. DolnyWestchester
*  1974 to 1976Kenneth B. SmithSaratoga
*   1976 to 1978William C. JohnsonMonroe
*  1978 to 1980G. Wilbur MorrellSuffolk
   1980 to 1982Robert H. SchultzErie
*  1982 to 1984Henry W. RoseNassau
*  1984 to 1986Albert F. SpawnAlbany
*  1986 to 1988John J. AustenSuffolk
*  1988 to 1990Richard M. SiebertMonroe
*  1990 to 1992John DePaoliWestchester
*  1992 to 1994Edward "Ned" CarterNassau
   1994 to 1996Ernest R. JarvisAlbany
   1996 to 1998James McCormickSuffolk
* 1998 to 2000George PaulErie
   2000 to 2002Kenneth HoffarthWestchester
   2002 to 2004Frank NocerinoNassau
   2004 to 2006Kenneth HoffarthWestchester
   2006 to 2008Randall J. RiderErie
   2008 to 2010Lawrence PierceMonroe
   2010 to 2012John LoscalzoSuffolk
   2012 to 2014Paul NapoliNassau
   2014 to 2016Thomas E. Herlihy, Jr.Onondaga          
   2016 to 2017 Anthony J. GallinoSuffolk
   2017 to 2019 Thomas J. RinaldiSaratoga
                                                         
                                                                           * (Indicates Deceased)