New York State
Association of Fire Chiefs

Providing Service to Those Who Serve

Director Anthony D. Faso

Anthony Faso (Tony) joined the fire service in 1979 and is a 45-year member of the Lambert Hook & Ladder Company of the Fredonia Fire Department. He has served in all company line officer positions, including 1st, 2nd, and 3rd assistant fire chief, of the Fredonia Volunteer Fire Department. Faso was appointed the 1st battalion fire coordinator in 2006, and held that position until 2022. He now serves as the deputy fire coordinator for the 1st and 2nd battalion. Faso was a New York state certified emergency medical technician for 38 years and was a New York state certified instructor coordinator teaching the EMT class at SUNY Fredonia. He is also an American Heart Association CPR/AED instructor. Faso served as president for the Southwestern Association of Volunteer Firemen representing Chautauqua County in 2009. He is also a member of the Chautauqua County Fire Chiefs Association and held the position of 3rd vice president. Faso is a member of the Chautauqua County Fire Advisory Board and the Chautauqua County Hazardous-Materials Team, as well as the County Fire Coordinators’ Association of the State of New York and the Firefighters Association of the State of New York, and served on several FASNY committees. Additionally, he served on the new York State Fire Advisory Committee under the late Senator Pat McGee. Faso joined NYSAFC in 2004 and served as chairman of the Annual Conference Committee, vice chairman of the Administration Sub-Committee, and vice chairman of the Programs Sub-Committee. He was instrumental in assisting with the development of the event app that was used at the Annual Conference in 2024. Tony resides in the village of Fredonia and has three daughters, Brynn (Brian), Kara, and Nicole, and three grandchildren, Natalie, Braxton, and Avery.