FDNY swears in first female, openly gay chaplain

The FDNY has sworn in its first-ever female and first openly gay chaplain. Rev. Ann Kansfield, of Brooklyn's Greenpoint Reformed Church, became one of eight

Kansfield took an oath with her wife holding a family bible.

Kansfield took an oath with her wife holding a family bible. (3/3/15)

BROOKLYN - The FDNY has sworn in its first-ever female and first openly gay chaplain. 

Rev. Ann Kansfield, of Brooklyn's Greenpoint Reformed Church, became one of eight chaplains to serve the fire department. She took an oath with her wife holding a family bible. 

Kansfield then moved right to her first official task by opening a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a brand new $1.2 million EMS station in Canarsie. 

EMS Station 59 will also serve Brownsville, East New York and other surrounding communities. There are a total of 37 EMS stations citywide, with four located in the eastern part of Brooklyn. 

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