“Fire Ground Size-Up” free seminar for fire fighters will be offered Saturday April 20, 2013 at 9am to1:00 pm. at the Jefferson Community College McVean Center-Sturtz Theater.
On April 11, 2010, an unfortunate event changed the lives of many across northern New York when Garrett Loomis, Assistant Chief of Sackets Harbor Volunteer Fire Department and a member of Firefighters Local F-105 Fort Drum Fire and Emergency Services, was killed on the scene of a silo fire.
While on fire, the 60 foot metal oxygen-limiting silo exploded causing the ladder to detach from the silo and Garrett to fall approximately 30 feet to the ground. Emergency medical protocol was initiated, but Garrett succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at Samaritan Medical Center upon arrival.
After this event donations were received to honor Garrett’s memory. These donations have been transferred to the Northern New York Community Foundation for distribution according to the wishes of the Loomis family. Over the next several years these donations will be used to sponsor a series of educational seminars developed to improve firefighter safety.
This year’s seminar will be held on April 20th on the campus of Jefferson Community College in Watertown in cooperation with their Fire Technology Program and is free of charge to all attending.
The seminar is presented by Deputy Chief Michael Terpak from the Jersey City Fire Department. Those interested in attending must register with name(s) and department to: email@example.com.
There is no deadline to register. The first 150 to register will receive a free commemorative 2013 coffee mug.
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