Battalion Chief Thomas Ascone recently celebrated 25 years of service to Palm Coast Fire Department.
Ascone began his career with Fire Department in October 1997 as a Firefighter-EMT. He had been a volunteer firefighter since 1994, according to a news release from the Fire Department.
“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.”
Ascone grew up in Palm Coast and Mahopac, New York, and earned his firefighter, EMT, paramedic certifications from Daytona State College, then earned a bachelor's in public administration from Flagler College and a master’s degree in public administration from Barry University.
Ascone was one of the department's first paramedics and helped create the department's Advanced Life Support Program. He was recognized as the Florida Paramedic of the year by the Florida Fire Chief’s Association.