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.

Who We Are


  • 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

The RUN4GARRETT is back!!!!!

We are so excited to back for another fantastic spring event!  Whether you walk or run, we're ready to host another picturesque event on the shores of Sackets Harbor. 

Spread the word and share the event on Facebook.  We'll see you on race day!

Register through ZippyReg or mail us this form (

RUN4GARRETT 2022 Poster


Follow these links to preview the routes:     5K Course Map     10 Course Map


Annual Garrett W. Loomis Educational Seminar

April 2, 2022, 9:00am – 1:00pm

Jefferson Community College – 1220 Coffeen Street, Watertown, NY
Get driving directions

Garrett W. LoomisActive Shooter and Situational Awareness

After a two-year break because of COVID-19, organizers will be holding the 9th Annual Garrett W. Loomis Educational Seminar on April 2 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at Jefferson Community College in Watertown, New York.

The Crisis Consulting Group, headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, will be conducting the training seminar, which is also open to business owners and their employees, along with school officials. The training is designed to “make sure your personnel have the safest, most practical and most effective de-escalation and conflict resolution training in the industry,” according to organizers.

The event is being offered free of charge to anyone interested in attending through a special fund established to honor the late Garrett Loomis, a Sackets Harbor, New York firefighter who was killed in the line of duty more than 10 years ago. It will focus on the duties and roles of emergency services personnel and others to help mitigate and de-escalate an active shooter threat in the safest manner.

Registration is strongly recommended,
although walk-ins will be welcome.

For more information contact Mr. T.G. Kolb at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

NEW Clothing Store

Check out the clothing options options we're offering!!

Store closes on July 23rd, so get your orders placed soon.

Want to 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
131 Washington Street 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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