Palm Coast – The Palm Coast Fire Department celebrates Battalion Chief Thomas Ascone for 25 years of service to Palm Coast Fire Department.

Ascone began his career with Palm Coast Fire Department in October of 1997 as a Firefighter-EMT; prior to employment, he was a volunteer firefighter since 1994. He was promoted to Lieutenant in October 2000 upon the fire department coming under the control of the newly incorporated City of Palm Coast. He was promoted to Captain in 2016 and most recently to Battalion Chief.  Ascone grew up in Palm Coast and Mahopac, New York, which he was a graduate of Mahopac High School Class of 1994.   He obtained his Firefighter, EMT, Paramedic certifications, and associate’s degree from Daytona State College. He’s also earned a Bachelor of Science in Public Administration from Flagler College and a master’s degree in Public Administration from Barry University.

“We’ve been blessed to have Tommy on our team for longer than we’ve been a City,” Fire Chief Kyle Berryhill said. “Not only is he an incredible firefighter and paramedic, but he’s also a great Emergency Manager for our City and has led us through the last several years and serious storms that have hit our region, including Hurricanes Ian and Nicole just this year. We’re proud of his efforts and thankful for his dedication to public service.”

Over the years, Battalion Chief Ascone has been engaged in many aspects of the department and has been an integral part of the development of the newly incorporated City Fire Department.  For many years, Ascone served as the Emergency Medical Services Administrator and helped create the Department’s Advanced Life Support Program. Ascone was among the Department’s first paramedics and has trained many of the Department’s paramedics.  He was recognized as the Florida Paramedic of the year by the Florida Fire Chief’s Association.

Ascone resides in Palm Coast with his girlfriend, Marissa, and his three children, Cooper, Cloe and Carter.

For more information, contact the Palm Coast Fire Department at 386-986-2300. You can obtain more photos from the Palm Coast Fire Department Facebook Page. For more updates, follow @PalmCoastFire Twitter.

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PHOTOS: Palm Coast Fire Battalion Chief Thomas Ascone recognized for 25 years of service to Palm Coast Fire Department. (Left to Right: Fire Chief Kyle Berryhill, Battalion Chief Thomas Ascone and Deputy Chief Bradd T. Clark)