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

2020 & 2021 Educational Series UPDATE

Media Release 2020 Cancelled Seminars

Golfing for Garrett

2020 is wild ride and after cancelling the Run4Garrett this Spring we still had high hopes for our annual charity golf tournament.  Even though we (sadly) believe it best to cancel the 2020 tournament, we still want you to golf with us!!

Check out our GWL Foundation Funday shirt linked below.  We want you to wear this shirt out golfing this Summer and share your pictures on our Facebook page tagged with #Golfing4Garrett.

The webstore closes on July 12th and should ship to you by August 8th.  We can't wait to see all of your Funday photos!!

Active Shooter/Situational Safety Seminar - April 25, 2020 9:00-1:00 at JCC

The 9th annual Garrett W. Loomis Educational Series is approaching and we invite you to be a part of this special training related to Active Shooter Awareness/Situational Safety making sure your personnel have the safest, most practical, and most effective de-escalation and conflict resolution training in the industry.

The Crisis Consulting Group, headquartered in Richmond Virginia, is a Veteran Owned Small Business striving to improve how crisis situations are handled on a person-to-person basis. They have stretched across the USA from Bangor, Maine to Ventura, California and north into Canada and south to St Croix, USVI.

Active Shooter Incidents are becoming more frequent in parts of our world therefore; we need to keep ahead of these incidents and understand our responsibilities.

This seminar is FREE to all who attend through a grant from the Garrett W. Loomis Foundation and the Northern New York Community Foundation. Registration is highly recommended; however walk-ins are welcome.

Registration is open:

Any questions can be sent to (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or you may contact any one of the committee members.

Gary Loomis, Robert Kerr Peter M. Queior, T.G. Kolb, Robert Tennies, Gary Ashline or Steve Goodrich2020 Seminar Flier pdf jpg

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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