Condolences Pour in for Fallen Spring Valley Firefighter Jared Lloyd

Jared Lloyd, a 15-year veteran of Spring Valley’s Columbians Fire Engine Co. No. 1 was identified yesterday as the firefighter killed in the fire that leveled the “Evergreen Court Home for Adults” assisted-living facility in the village. He was 35 years-old. Lloyd was among the first on the scene early Tuesday morning when the fire broke out. While the Rockland Medical Examiner’s Office still had more work to do following the completion of an autopsy, County Executive Ed Day said in a press conference yesterday morning we all need to be there for those who are grieving…

Rockland’s Director of Fire and Emergency Services Chris Kear said finding the body after the building collapsed was a major challenge…

Sheriff Lou Falco said he is working with a number of agencies to investigate what caused the blaze…

One of the residents taken to an area hospital was still listed in critical condition, others suffered minor injuries and were taken to other assisted living facilities. One Evergreen Court resident died, but no information was released about him. Two firefighters were injured, one of them spent the night at the hospital with elevated carbon monoxide levels in his blood.

A GoFundMe page has been set up for Lloyd’s family, including his son, Logan, who turned six yesterday, and five year-old Darius. More than $230,000 has been raised since it launched last night. We have a link to the page in this news article on our website.

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