James Hooley

James Hooley was a panelist for the Forum’s discussion on The Boston Marathon Bombings.

With 33 years of experience at Boston EMS, Jim has served as an EMT, a Paramedic, a Shift Commander and as the Superintendent of Field Operations. Prior to assuming the duties of Chief of Department, he served as the Superintendent in Chief from 2004 through the fall of 2009. As the Superintendent in Chief, he participated in the development of major departmental policies as well as the planning and operations of EMS at many of Boston’s major events and multiagency drills. Jim has completed the Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. A lifelong resident of Boston, Jim is proud to lead a team of dedicated EMS professionals who tirelessly serve the people of Boston each and every day.