You'll likely be moved to learn how many New Yorkers have stepped up to help out the family of a fallen Hudson Valley firefighter who was killed saving nursing home residents.
The Hudson Valley is mourning the loss of a firefighter who died battling a massive blaze at an assisted living facility in Rockland County.
Spring Valley firefighter Jared Lloyd was one of the first responders on the scene at the massive fire at Evergreen Court For Adults early Tuesday morning in Spring Valley.
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Lloyd was killed while searching for others, determined to rescue anyone who was trapped. He was able to rescue several residents of the assisted living facility before his death, according to a GoFundMe set up for his family.
"We lost a real American hero who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to and protection of his community," Rockland County Executive Ed Day state. "He searched as the building burned; determined to rescue anyone who may have been trapped. His loss is devastating and it will not ever be forgotten."
Lloyd was the father of two boys and a 15-year member of the Columbian Engine Company.
In 16 hours, a GoFundMe for his family has raised over a quarter-million dollars. CLICK HERE to donate.
The Mario M. Cuomo Bridge was lit up red in memory of Lloyd.
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