Operations Chief Robert Stumpf
Berthoud Fire Protection District Operations Chief since 2011
Operations Chief Rob Stumpf began his firefighting career in 1998 with the City of Bloomington (IN) Fire Department. He is a graduate of Indiana University and the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer Program (EFOP) and has served on the Board of Directors for the International Society of Fire Service Instructors. His work has been published in Fire Engineering, Firehouse, and Fire-Rescue magazines and he is a credited contributor to the NFPA Chief Officer: Principles and Practice textbook. Chief Stumpf also served as the Program Chair for the Associates in Fire Science degree at Ivy Tech Community College in Bloomington. He promoted to Battalion Chief in 2002, and served on technical committees to develop statewide training curriculum to comply with NFPA 1403 Standard on live fire training. He was awarded the Northside Exchange Club Firefighter of the Year award in 2005 for assisting evacuation efforts during Hurricane Katrina, and has played the bagpipes with the IAFF Memorial Pipes and Drums since 2008. Upon his departure from the Bloomington Fire Department in 2011, Mayor Mark Kruzan proclaimed his last day, June 10, 2011 as “Rob Stumpf Day” in Bloomington.
His tenure with Berthoud Fire began in June of 2011 where he serves as Operations Chief for the District. As such, he is responsible for the day to day operations of the department, including apparatus maintenance and readiness, staffing, and emergency response. In the last six years with Berthoud, Chief Stumpf has responded to and assisted w/ the Incident Management of the catastrophic floods of 2013, the Berthoud Tornado, and the Hertha Ridge wildfire.
Chief Stumpf is a husband, and father of 2 who enjoys vintage cars and campers and spending time with friends and family.