Robert F. Loomer
Robert F. Loomer has enjoyed a successful career as a fire service leader, state instructor, and mentor, and still remains active in each of those fields, with over 40 years of real-world experience. In 2012, Bob retired as Chief of the Wayland, Massachusetts, Fire Department, culminating his 38 years as a career fire service professional. As chief, he successfully commanded a combination fire department, with an annual operating budget of $2.5 million, which provided a full array of fire, rescue, emergency medical, and emergency management services to a community of 15,000 residents. During his tenure, Chief Loomer successfully advanced that department’s emergency medical services delivery model to the paramedic level and also successfully implemented a fire service based, regional approach to providing advanced life-support services. Since joining Municipal Resources in 2012, Bob's assignments have included providing Interim leadership, coaching, and mentoring services to communities in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Bob also serves as a subject expert on MRI public safety projects including organizational assessments. During his fire service career, Bob has been extremely active in all aspects of fire service training. Today, Bob remains active as a program coordinator and senior fire instructor with the Massachusetts Department of Fire Services. Since 2102, Chief Loomer has coordinated that state’s Chief Fire Officer and Senior Fire Officer Training Programs. Chief Loomer remains a credentialed Fire Chief and Fire Prevention Officer for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He holds a degree in Fire Protection Technology from Oklahoma State University and is a 1997 graduate of the University of Massachusetts/Donahue Institute Chief Fire Officer Program. Mr. Loomer is nationally certified as a fire officer level IV, a certified fire inspector, as well as, a nationally certified fire instructor.