Brett Loomis has more than 30 years of fire service experience and is a lead instructor here at FIRE, LLC. His fire service experience includes the positions of paid-call firefighter with the Pacific Grove (CA) Fire Department and firefighter/driver-operator, captain, battalion chief, and deputy fire chief of operations with the Salinas (CA) Fire Department. His assignments in the fire service have included suppression, training, communications, public information, emergency management, and administration.
Chief Loomis holds a master’s degree in public administration from Golden Gate University and a bachelor’s degree in Fire Administration from Cogswell Polytechnical College. He is a State of California certified chief officer, fire officer, and Master instructor. Brett’s instructional experience includes incident command, strategy and tactics, leadership, and management. He is also experienced in facilitating labor-management discussions and conflict resolution. One of his favorite teaching assignments is helping fire service professionals prepare for the job with our Mastering the Fire Service Assessment Center class.
Chief Loomis is a qualified strike team leader and division-group supervisor. He has been assigned to Operations Section Chief, Fire Branch Director, and Liaison Officer during emergency operating center activations.
One of Brett’s favorite quotes is from the author John Maxwell; “Success is when I add value to myself. Significance is when I add value to others.” When asked why, Chief Loomis said, “The highlight of my career has been the opportunity to mentor and coach those I work with and help them reach their full potential. That is why I love working with the team here at FIRE, LLC.”
Brett lives in Oregon with his wife of 25 years, Michelle. They have two adult children, Max and Julia. He enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, playing golf, and reading.