'Dedicated’ New York Firefighter Dies in Blaze Just 1 Day Before His Son's 6th Birthday

'Dedicated’ New York Firefighter Dies in Blaze Just 1 Day Before His Son's 6th Birthday

People-News·2021-03-30 14:04

Jared Lloyd

Firefighter Jared Lloyd

| Credit: GoFundMe

A New York community is rallying around the family of a firefighter who tragically died while putting out a fire at a nursing home.

Spring Valley Volunteer Firefighter Jared Lloyd, 35, died Tuesday in the massive blaze at Evergreen Court Home for Adults, according to flagship station WABC.

The father of two's death came just one day before his son Logan's 6th birthday on Wednesday, the outlet reported.

A GoFundMe page has since been set up to help his family, including his other son, 5-year-old Darius.

"Jared Lloyd gave his life in service to others," Rockland County Executive Ed Day said at a news conference, according to WABC. "His loss is devastating. There is no other way to put it. But I will tell you this: his loss and his heroism will never be forgotten."

According to WBCS, there were 112 people inside the assisted living facility when the fire broke out around 1 a.m.

The Columbian Engine Company No. 1, of the Spring Valley Fire Department, confirmed in a Facebook post that Lloyd "was in the process of searching for and rescuing trapped residents" when he died.

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