The Tennessee Federation of Fire Chaplains and the Tennessee Emergency Services Chaplains Association, is an incorporated,  non-profit  organization founded in 1978 to serve all emergency service departments, personnel, and their families throughout  the Volunteer state. We strive to aid, comfort, and help in some of the most challenging times imaginable.  We work in concert with the National Federation of Fire Chaplains and serve as liasons for the families of heros who have given their lives in service to others.

Both TFFC and TESCA  is made up of men and women from various faith backgrounds and actively serve as chaplains in an Emergency Service or Department  within our state. Each volunteer is fully vetted an must meet stringent requirements in order to serve our state with the excellence you deserve. 

We are a non-denominational, non-sectarian, organization and serve out of a love for God and a compassion for our fellow man. We respect each persons beliefs and convictions whatever they may be. We hold to a strict non-proselytization policy as we are here to serve and not be served.


We provide many areas of assistance from Critical Incident Crisis Intervention and Management, both group and individual, to Rest Rehab trailers for long term incidents. All of these services are available to any department in all 3 grand divisions upon request.

To fullfill our promise we set a high standard of  training to provide the quality of care you can appreciate and count on when the need arises. Our Certified Chaplains are recognized by institutions such as the Red Cross and US Army Chaplains Corp as some of the best trained Chaplains in service today. 

Our unofficial motto is: RISE to Serve. This is at the very heart of every Chaplain in our organazation.

We invite you to visit our Membership page and Training pagefor the latest information on classes and how to sign up and become part of our team.  You can click on the link here or from the navigation bar above​.

About TFFC and TESCA