• Donate

    To make a donation to the Garrett W. Loomis Firefighter Fund or the Assistant Fire Chief Garrett W. Loomis Memorial Scholarship Fund, please send a check to (with Garrett W. Loomis written in the memo):

    Northern New York Community Foundation
    120 Washington Street
    Suite 400
    Watertown, NY 13601

    To make a donation to the Garrett W. Loomis Community Grant Program, please send a check to:

    Garrett W. Loomis Foundation
    PO Box 543
    Sackets Harbor, NY 13685

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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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Who We Are

The Garrett W. Loomis Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that currently raises funds for 3 purposes:

  • Garrett W. Loomis Firefighting Fund conducts an educational fire training seminar annually with nationally noted speakers. This seminar is free of charge to all attendees. This fund also distributes training monies to Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence county fire departments, as recommended by the committee. This fund is administered by the Northern New York Community Foundation.

  • The Assistant Fire Chief Garrett W. Loomis Memorial Scholarship Fund awards scholarships to graduating high school seniors from Sackets Harbor Central School. This fund is administered by the Northern New York Community Foundation.

  • The Garrett W. Loomis Community Grant Program awards grants to Sackets Harbor community factions to honor Garrett's legacy of community pride. These grants are typically sports oriented. This fund is administered by the Garrett W. Loomis Foundation.

Latest Updates

Garrett Loomis Fire Safety & Educational Series 2016

Spring 2016 Seminar 5

Saturday April 9, 2016 9am-1:00 pm., Jefferson Community College

Garrett Loomis Fire Safety & Educational Series 2016

Deputy Chief Dennis Rubin (D.C. Fire Department)

“Incident Scene Safety: Leadership & Accountability”

The fire-rescue service’s exposure risk for death and injury at all types of responses is an exceptional high risk. Within the United States, more than 100 fire fighters die each year in the line of duty. Another, 90,000 American fire fighters will suffer reportable injuries. This incident safety officer’s training course has been developed to help control this unacceptable loss of human life and limb of one of our County’s most important resources, the fire fighter. All members should think in the role of “Incident Safety Officer”, regardless of their rank in the department and will benefit from this training program. This course uses “Rube’s Rules for Survival” as the program textbook.

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