Governor honors fallen Rockland County firefighter at statewide convention

Fallen firefighter Jared Lloyd
Governor Kathy Hochul, at the annual firefighters’ convention, called fallen Spring Valley fireman “courageous.”

TARRYTOWN – Governor Kathy Hochul paid tribute to fallen Spring Valley firefighter Jared Lloyd, who was killed while saving residents of the Evergreen Court Home for Adults in Spring Valley in March 2021.

Hochul gave the introductory remarks at the 150th anniversary Firefighters Association of New York convention on Wednesday held in Tarrytown.

While talking about the sacrifices of the volunteers and their families every time a member answers a fire alarm, she singled out the sacrifice of Columbian Fire Engine Company firefighter Jared Lloyd, who she called “courageous” for running into the inferno to save senior citizen residents.

“I just want to pass on the love of 20 million New Yorkers who are so grateful that there are people out there like your son and all the people in this room and those you represent who are willing to do exactly what you did,” she said.

A resident of the adult home also died in that fire.

A father and son who were cleaning an oven have been arrested in connection with the origin of the fire that displaced over 100 senior citizens.

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