Jonathan “Jon” W. Pasqualone was born in Geneva, Ohio and moved to Lakeland, Florida in 1980. He started his fire service career in a small fire district in Lakeland in 1981. He relocated to the Treasure Coast in 1989 and was employed with the Martin County Board of County Commissioners in varying capacities, including serving as only the 2ndcounty fire marshal for 18 years before retiring in January, 2014.
For nearly 40 years Jon has served Florida citizens, visitors and workers as a member of the fire service. His leadership skills are recognized locally and throughout the State of Florida and beyond as he has served in numerous roles from county fire marshal, to operations chief in the Emergency Operations Center during the hurricanes of 2004-05 and has held numerous statewide leadership roles in fire service committees, technical advisory boards and organizations. Jon has traveled throughout the country sharing his leadership experiences through technical code development committees, speaking at various National conferences and sharing his experiences in a wide range of networking opportunities. Jon is also very well versed in the legislative process testifying for many years on behalf of fire safety before varying legislative committees in Florida. He is a founding member of and serves as the Co-Chair of the Government Affairs Committee for the Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce and Chairman of the Government Affairs Working Group for the Safer Buildings Coalition. He even ran for state representative in his district in 2012. Jon’s leadership skills continue to excel as the Executive Director of the 1,600 + member Florida Fire Marshals and Inspectors Association (FFMIA), a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization with a mission of providing training and continuing education for fire inspection personnel throughout the State of Florida. Jon has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and is married to his lovely wife Tammy and has two grown married children and three grandchildren.