Michael A. Loesch
Michael Loesch is a 30-year veteran of the Fire Service, beginning his career in 1980 working for the Rolling Meadows, Illinois Fire Department. In addition to his service with the department Michael holds numerous certifications through the Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal “OSFM,” including Fire Officer II, Fire Instructor II and Fire-Arson Investigation. He is also an Illinois “IDPH” Licensed Paramedic and EMS Lead Instructor.
Michael also worked as the Deputy EMA Coordinator, Fire Department Training Coordinator and CERT Program Manager for the Village of Elk Grove from 2008 – 2012. While with the Village of Elk Grove, Michael updated the Emergency Operation Plan, participated in public safety planning for several large scale events, and was part of the Incident Management Team for the Blizzard of 2011.
Michael has served on several boards including Regional Vice President of the Illinois Emergency Services Management Association (IESMA) Executive Board, Vice President of the MABAS Division One Training Officers, Chairman of the Illinois Prairie State CERT Challenge Committee and a member of the Fire Investigators Strike Force Training Committee.
Currently, Michael has focused his career in the volunteer realm. He currently serves as the Chairman for the City of Arlington Christian Disaster Network (ACDN). Through this role he has collaborated with ACTS World Relief, Global Rapid Response Relief (GR3) and the Harvard Medical Fellowship. As part of these organizations Michael has been deployed to provide volunteer victim relief in Moore, Oklahoma and Tacloban, Philippines.
When Michael is not acting in a response capacity he also assists in training and exercise for these volunteer groups.