The County Fire Tactics family recognizes Firefighter Jared Lloyd’s heroic life-saving actions in the overnight hours of March 23rd, 2021. We express our deepest sympathies for his loss of life in the line of duty to his family, fire family, friends, and coworkers.
A statement from Columbian Engine Co. #1 stated that “Firefighter Lloyd was in the process of searching for and rescuing trapped residents and is credited with saving multiple victims.”
Firefighter Lloyd answered the 12:58 am call for an odor of something burning inside the Evergreen Court Home for Adults, at 65 Lafayette Street in Spring Valley, NY. Soon after Police on the scene reported smoke in the building to dispatch. Firefighter Lloyd was one of the first to arrive on the scene and without hesitation, he placed the lives of these residents above his own as he searched through smoke and flames for residents in need of rescue. An exemplary number of rescues were made by firefighters in the facility housing 112 residents with space for up 200 residents.
The Colombian Engine Co. #1 has established a fund to benefit the family of Firefighter Lloyd. According to multiple sources, this is the only “Officially Sanctioned Columbian Engine Company Fundraiser for the Lloyd family.”
Throughout this time of healing may all who read and remember Firefighter Lloyd recognize his sacrifice and utilize the power of family, their faith, and professional assistance to cope with his untimely passing. Please take a moment of pause and remember Firefighter Lloyd with the readings below.
When I am called to duty, God wherever flames may rage,
give me strength to save a life, whatever be its age.
Help me to embrace a little child before it’s too late,
or save an older person from the horror of that fate.
Enable me to be alert to hear the weakest shout,
and quickly and efficiently to put the fire out.
I want to fill my calling and to give the best in me,
to guard my neighbor and protect his property.
And if according to your will I have to lose my life,
bless with your protecting hand my loving family from strife.
John 15:13, The Vine and the Branches
Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.
Matthew 7:13-14, The Narrow and Wide Gates
Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.
May these words of faith, scripture, and prayer guide you through this time of grief and loss as we mourn and remember Firefighter Jared Lloyd for his actions and ultimate sacrifice.