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.


 2016 marks the 5th annual Garrett Loomis Safety Seminar which has brought many well-known authors and experts in the firefighting field to the North Country. In recognition to this 5th anniversary to the seminar, there will again be the annual commemorative coffee mug for the first 150 registrants as well as a copy of “Rube’s Rules for Survival” for the first 40 departments who are represented in registration (1 book per department). Additional books will be available for sale the day of the event if individuals would like to purchase one.

So mark your calendar for this annual event. Watch for the actual registration announcement to follow in March 2016. Remember, EACH member needs to sign up themselves when the actual registration begins.

Garrett Loomis Educational Committee Members:

Gary Loomis, Peter M. Queior, T.G. Kolb, Robert Tennies (Jefferson County), Robert Kerr (St. Lawrence County)Gary Ashline (Lewis County), Northern New York Community Foundation; Rande Richardson, Max DelSignore, Stephen Goodrich, Garrett Loomis Foundation, Chairperson.

The mission of this committee is to increase awareness in the fire service of the dangerous and life changing decisions made on a daily basis by members of Fire and Emergency Medical Services organizations in the North Country. Without proper training and knowledge of fire ground operations, every day firefighting operations can become hazardous and life-threatening. Our hope is through the continued generosity of Garrett’s family and friends, these educational seminars will continue for many years to come.

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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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