Brett Loomis is a 30-year fire service veteran and the Deputy Fire Chief of Operations for the Salem, Oregon Fire Department. His 15 years of command experience has included assignments in suppression, training, communications, emergency management, and administration.
Chief Loomis has held positions at all levels of the Incident Command System and brings diverse, real-life emergency incident experiences to the Firefighter Inspiration Readiness and Education (FIRE) team. His command experience and in depth knowledge of the California Mutual Aid System brings great depth to our Calm the Chaos curriculum.
Brett is in his element while teaching Mastering the Fire Service Assessment Center. He has coached hundreds of firefighters and fire recruits in pursuit of their dreams. He is a servant leader who embraces the pursuit of significance, not success. He truly believes that our mission is to be significant in the lives of others to help them achieve their goals and dreams. These qualities, coupled with his experience developing, administering, and evaluating fire service assessment centers, takes our assessment center curriculum to a new level.
Chief Loomis has a Master’s Degree in public administration and a Bachelor’s Degree in fire administration. He is a registered master instructor with California State Fire Training and has been teaching firefighters for nearly 24 years. He is a California state fire officer and chief officer.
When asked about being a member of the FIRE team, Chief Loomis said, “Being associated with such a talented group of fire service professionals is awe-inspiring. Sharing my passion and knowledge while working side by side with my mentors and friends is nothing short of a dream come true!”
Brett has been married to the love of his life, Michelle, for 26 years. They have two children and make their home in Salem, Oregon.