John is a 20 year veteran of the fire service, the last 17 in Fort Lauderdale (FL) Fire – Rescue most recently as an Operations Battalion Chief and the Chief of Training. Chief McLoughlin holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Saint Thomas University and a Masters Degree from the University of Miami. He has been a Fire Service Instructor for 15 years, teaching firefighting, Special Operations, and EMS. John has traveled extensively throughout the United States and abroad has served as a private contractor for the Department of Defense. He is Rescue Specialist on USAR Florida Task Force 2. He has been deployed several times including the Haiti Earthquake.