PRESIDENT MICKEY TOFEXIS - MIRAMAR FIRE DEPT.
Hi everyone! I am a Battalion Chief 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 DIOSELYN ACOSTA- POMPANO BEACH FIRE DEPT.
Dos is one of the youngest members of the fire service to hold this position. Make no mistake, this 3-year Firefighter / Paramedic has an extreme passion for making the fire service better, loves training, and truly believes in the FOOLS and what the organization stands for. Dos is current training for the Florida Smoke Diver program, and believes in making fire ground fitness a core value in this profession. Dos looks forward to making this chapter the best chapter in the Southeast.
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.
(WEBMASTER & MARKETING) MARK ROSSI - FORT LAUDERDALE FIRE DEPT.
"Rossi" is a 18-year veteran Fort Lauderdale Fireman currently assigned as the float Captain on Battalion 2 Engine companies in the confines of Downtown Fort Lauderdale. A Bourbon enthusiast, Rossi is 1 of 2 South Florida FD Bourbon Whisperers who run "Brotherhood & Bourbon" a secret FD Bourbon club for collectors & enthusiasts. 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 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
TRUSTEE 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.
TRUSTEE - MARCO SCHOETT - SUNRISE FIRE DEPT.
My name is Marco Schoett and I'm 22 years old. I've been a firefighter/paramedic with Sunrise Fire Rescue since I was 20 years old. I started with department as an explorer at 15 years old and am now an instructor for the explorer program. I'm currently in the process of acquiring all the certificates and training to promote within my department.