Division Chief of Training

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Robert McGilloway

McGilloway_Rob_Serious_2862-editedRobert McGilloway started his fire career with Coral Springs as a volunteer and since that time has progressed over the course of his career to his current position of Division Chief. Chief McGilloway has been a dedicated member since 1997 and has served the community with great dedication. His work ethic was evident even as a Firefighter EMT, which helped him, achieve respect through the ranks. He has received numerous commendations and service awards while maintaining his blue-collar work ethic predicated on the belief that everyone will go home!

In 2007, he became the Coral Springs Professional Firefighters Benevolent Association’s Treasurer, a position he still holds, working to assist the members and community through fundraising, charity events and his passion for the fire service.

Chief McGilloway was a local business owner for over a decade providing services and equipment to students in addition to being an Instructor at the Coral Springs Fire Academy (CSFA) teaching minimum standards, driver engineer, live fire and fire officer classes. His passion has afforded him the opportunity to teach and lecture at conferences such as Fire Rescue East. The role of instructor and his dedication to training led him to becoming the first Fire Administrator at CSFA. This role was an effort to make positive changes to institute a higher level of learning for the students and assist with guidance of the instructional staff. His business background and initiative earned him the position of Training Chief.

Since becoming the Division Chief of Training, he has made significant changes to ensure the continued success of the award-winning training center. Once known as the “Fire Academy”, the facility has become accredited through Council of Occupational Education (COE), adding paramedic classes to the roster, and was rebranded as the Coral Springs Regional Institute of Public Safety (CSRIPS). While guiding the school he maintains his role within the organization overseeing in-service training for the 160 members of the CSPFD.

In addition to his role with the department, Chief McGilloway earned his degree in Fire Science, is a member of the Florida Fire Training Chiefs Association, Broward County Training Chiefs Association, Florida State Fire Service Instructors & International Society of Fire Service Instructors.

To contact Division Chief of Training Robert McGilloway: csfd@coralsprings.org