Doug Hicks

Owner, Administrator

With a lengthy and impressive career in the fire service, Doug decided to continue his passion for serving those in need by helping Loretta start and run Loretta’s Little Miracles.

An active advocate for those in the community, Doug is part of numerous committees to advocate for Pediatric Day Health Care Facilities and special needs initiatives on both the local and state level.

Not only does Doug possess the integrity and honor that a commanding position in fire service required, he is continually raising the bar for himself and those around him.  

Doug has been married to Loretta since 1978 and takes great pride in the three successful children they have together.

Together they are dedicated to providing the best care available to your medically fragile children, you, and your family. 

A Career In Caring For Our Community

Doug was raised around a fire station as his father was a volunteer firefighter. On his 18th birthday his career in the fire service began when he signed on as a volunteer firefighter.

While attending University in Davis, he was hired as a professional firefighter at U.C. Davis in 1978 and the rest was history.   

After working for CalFire for 28 years, Doug retired as a Division Chief in 2007 and accepted a Battalion Chief position with the Tulare County Fire Department. He worked there for 10 additional years before retiring in 2017.

As a natural self-starter, upon his retirement from CalFire in 2007, Doug and Loretta decided to open a business to help special needs, medically fragile children. Just like that Doug found himself spending his days working hand in hand with the love of his life as they turned their efforts to planning Loretta’s Little Miracles.  

Now retired from Tulare County Fire, Doug’s full time focus is on operations for LLM and advocating for the needs of medically fragile children and their families.