Monday June 10th at 6 o'clock at Orange Innovation Center 131 West Main Street in Orange up on the 3rd floor is June's monthly Gathering time.
Please bring those Delicious Dishes.
As you all know we have been reaching out for the trail inclusion of the veterans not only on our Freedom Chair accessible trails but getting vets of all types from challenge mobility, limited mobility, PTS and any vets wanting to enjoy the true benefits of health of body and mind that the North Quabbin natural resources and trails has to offer.
During this outreach it has become plain to me, NQTA Vet and 1st Responder Ambassador Roy and the rest of the NQTA team that the 1st responders deal with the same critical mind and body traumatic issues that our vets deal with. Roy has reached out and NQTA is very proud to introduce Bob Loomer Fire Chief and longtime leading educator in this responder issue.
Chief Loomer will be NQTA's main June speaker.
I'm copy and pasting a little bit of Bob Loomer's sparkling resume in this area.
Bob has been involved in the fire service, starting in 1968 as a high school volunteer firefighter in his hometown of Maynard, before spending 39 years in the career fire and rescue services, during the same period, serving as an Instructor with the Massachusetts Fire Academy. Over the years Bob rose through the ranks, eventually serving as the Fire Chief in Wayland, Massachusetts, before retiring from the career fire service in 2012.
Chief Loomer began his parallel career as a Fire service instructor/educator in 1977. Over the years his students have included both new recruits and veteran officers.
In 2012 Chief Loomer was chosen to serve as the Coordinator for the Massachusetts Chief Fire Officer and Senior Fire Officer programs for the state’s fire academy. As an instructor Bob’s teaching focused has on leadership development, supervision and management, communication skills; budget and financial skills, as well as, human resource management, community and intergovernmental relations. Retired Chief Loomer continues to remain active as a teacher and fire and emergency services consultant
So as you can see we are bringing in one of the leading state 1st responders on the cause-and-effect a career as a 1st responder can have and how we have as trail partners a common goal of 'Trail Utilization' and we all can begin the process of inclusion to these folks that are on the daily battle line in our society.
I ask for all that have family or have had a career as a first responder such as emergency nurse, doctors, EMT's, fire and police to attend and to give 1st hand experience from yourself or your family as this is an open Gathering of education and information on these critical people in our society that assist us every day.
Our guest speaker during Delicious Dishes time will be Lori Mars, Cranial Sacral therapist who has spoken before and an education on her unique therapeutic abilities.
There has also been quite a bit of new tick remediation taken place on select NQTA trails so come on out and learn about new trails adventures for the families and individuals affected by this Lyme disease.
So let's get those summer Delicious Dishes together and we will see you on Monday June 10th at 6 o'clock at OIC.
Bobby Curley nqta.org