John is an Assistant Chief (Shift Commander)  with the Westport Fire Department (19 years) and is the Chief of the Nichols Fire Department in Trumbull (34 years).He is also a sales representative for Shipman's Fire Equipment Company of Waterford, Connecticut (since 1997) and covers the southwestern corner of Connecticut. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Eastern Connecticut State University in Business Administration and has numerous state and national level fire related certifications.   John currently serves as the lead instructor for the Fairfield Regional Fire School vehicle extrication and advanced extrication programs held each spring and fall.  He lives in Trumbull with his wife Cheryl, daughter Meghan and son Tyler. 


John Plofkin, Jr.