In his 17th year with the Margate Coconut Creek Fire Rescue Department where he is currently assigned as the Division Chief of Operations. He has held the ranks of Lieutenant, Captain, and Battalion Chief prior to being assigned to the Administration as a Division Chief.
Throughout his career John has spent time on the Extrication Team as well as volunteered on numerous committees for the department including, Apparatus Committee and the Training Committee.
John holds an Associates Degree in Fire Science and is currently at the end of completing two bachelor’s degrees in Fire Science and Organizational Management. Chief Baillie holds State certifications as a Fire Officer and Fire Instructor and has also spent time teaching Technical Rescue at the Coral Springs Regional Institute of Public Safety from 2010-2015. Chief Baillie has been awarded Firefighter of The Month as well as Firefighter of The Year in 2005.
In his free time John enjoys spending time with his wife and two children ages 6 and 4.