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Robert Loftus

Robert Loftus, is a retired Chief Master Sergeant with the United States Air Force Medical Service, and has been a 35-year volunteer BLS instructor, instructor-trainer and/or Regional Faculty in 8 states and is currently BLS Regional Faculty for the Central/Southern Illinois Region. He currently owns EMT Chief & Associates, an EMS education and consulting business in Marion, IL.

Loftus is a member of the State of Illinois ECC Task Force and an active member of the Illinois EMT Association. In May 2006, he graduated from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale with a B.S. degree in Workforce Education Development and begun a Master’s degree program.

A charter member of NAEMT and it’s I/C and Military Divisions, Loftus is currently serving his third term as secretary. He has held numerous leadership positions in NAEMT including serving on its Board of Directors and Board of Governors including Chairperson, Vice Chair, and Secretary/Treasurer for both the I/C and the Military Divisions. He also served a two-year stint as Vice Chair of the Paramedic Division.

Submitted to NEMSM April 2007 by Bob Loftus


1981, Nursing Education and Training classroom, Homestead Air Force Base, Florida.

Air Force TSgt. Robert “Bob” Loftus teaching the use of oropharyngeal, nasopharyngeal airways, and Esophageal Obturators during an EMt-Basic course. Loftus’ concurrent affiliation with Miami Dade Community College as an Adjunct Faculty Member, allowed students to receive college credit for this 110 hour program.

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