PRESIDENT MICKEY TOFEXIS - MIRAMAR FIRE DEPT.
Hi everyone! I am a Captain with Miramar Fire Rescue - Station 19. Worked for Florida Department of Transportation from 1988-2001. Plantation Fire Department 1998-2005. Miramar Fire Rescue 2005-Present. Fire Officer I, Fire Instructor, LFTI, Lead Paramedic Instructor BCC-Barry University, Former Training Captain. AA Civil Engineering, AS EMS, AS Fire Science, BS Fire Administration. I’m training for an Ironman, but I like lifting heavy shit. Some people call me Shrek but I’m not sure why!!!!
VICE PRESIDENT KYLE MCCAGHREN - SUNRISE FIRE DEPT.
I am 29 yrs old and started my career with Plantation Fire as a volunteer in 2012. I was hired in 2015 by Sunrise Rescue where I am currently a firefighter / paramedic assigned to B shift station 59. I possess my fire officer 1 as well as my Live Fire instructor certificate.
SECRETARY / TREASURER JO SHAPINS - HALLENDALE BEACH FIRE DEPT.
Captain at Hallandale Beach Fire Rescue, 2005 - present. Fire Officer I, Fire Instructor III, LFTI, EMS Faculty / Adjunct instructor at Palm Beach State College 2007 - present. AS EMS, BS Psychology / Biology, MS Public Administration. Married since ‘06 with 2 amazing boys. My days revolve around food, coffee, and sarcasm. “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% what you make of it” – Charles R. Swindoll
SERGEANT-AT-ARMS MATTY JOHNSON - FORT LAUDERDALE FIRE DEPT.
Matty Johnson, Fort Lauderdale Fireman, Rescue Company 302 attached to the Second Battalion in the confines of Downtown Fort Lauderdale. Prior Service Marathon FD. There are 3 rules I live by: Never get less than 4 hours of sleep, never play cards with a guy that has the first name as a city, and never get involved with a woman with a tattoo of dagger on her body.
TRUSTEE (WEBMASTER & MARKETING) MARK ROSSI - FORT LAUDERDALE FIRE DEPT.
"Rossi" is a 18-year veteran Fort Lauderdale Fireman currently assigned to Engines 2/8 companies in the confines of Downtown Fort Lauderdale. He is a graduate of the Buffalo Trace Bourbon School and known throughout South Florida for his smoked Old Fashioned! Rossi is the Drum Major / Bass Drummer for the Black Pearl Pipes & Drums which he credits as one of the most rewarding aspects of his career along with helping to run the South Florida FOOLS chapter.
TRUSTEE (QUARTERMASTER & MEMBERSHIP) BRENDAN QUILTER - BSO FIRE RESCUE
Brendan is known throughout South Florida as the most jovial F.O.O.L. He is is so well known that he doesn't even need a bio.
TRUSTEE (CHAPLAIN / PEER SUPPORT) WILL GLOVER - CORAL SPRINGS FIRE DEPT.
William Glover is a professional firefighter/ paramedic with a career spanning over
30 years in public safety. In 1992, William enlisted in the Unites States Coast Guard
where he worked as a shipboard firefighter and a federal law enforcement boarding
team member. Today, William is a firefighter/ paramedic with the City of Coral Springs/ Parkland Fire Department. Serving multiple roles within the department, William is the Associate Chaplain, a peer team member, the Honor Guard Commander and
an instructor. He is the American Red Cross Disaster Spiritual Care Lead for South
Florida as well as a clinical advisory for StackUp.org. He serves as a (critical incident stress management) CISM team member for Broward County and previously was
assigned as a school resource officer for Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School
until a department merger in 2003. He lives with his wife in Deerfield Beach, Florida
and has a keen interest in culinary arts. As a father of five and a grandfather,
William enjoys his time with family, running and multiple other outdoor activities