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The Mission

The Garrett W. Loomis Foundation is committed to enhancing fire safety education regionally, providing opportunities for individuals or organizations driven to positively impact our local communities and honoring Garrett's legacy in perpetuity.

The Reason

On April 11, 2010, the Sackets Harbor community lost a great friend, son, brother and hero, Garrett Loomis. Garrett, a professional firefighter at Fort Drum and a Sackets Harbor Volunteer Firefighter, was tragically killed while fighting a silo fire at North Harbor Dairy.

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2015 Firefighters Fund Training Seminar

Garrett Loomis Fire and Safety Educational Series

April 11, 2015*, 9am - 1:00 pm at Jefferson Community College                 

The topic of this year's seminar is Fireground Responsibilities, and the speaker will be 
John J. Salka Jr., Battalion Chief (Retired) FDNY.

The educational series committee consists of Gary Loomis, Robert Kerr, Steve Goodrich, Gary Ashline, Robert Tennies, and T.G. Kolb, with Northern New York Community Foundation representatives, Rande Richardson & Max DelSignore.

The sponsors of this year's seminar are Northern NY Community Foundation, Watertown Savings Bank, Jefferson Community College.

There is no charge to attend the seminar. 

*April 11, 2015 marks the fifth anniversary of Garrett's death.