POMONA, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Volunteer firefighter Jared Lloyd, who died rescuing residents in a fireplace at an assisted residing middle in Spring Valley, was laid to relaxation Saturday.
1000’s of firefighters gave the fallen hero a last salute throughout the service at Palisades Credit score Union Park in Pomona, New York, CBS2’s Christina Fan reported.
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Lloyd was a volunteer with the Spring Valley Hearth Division for practically 16 years. He was recognized for lighting up a room along with his smile.
He was a pal, a firefighter and, firstly, a father.
“He would do something for his youngsters. He would do something for anyone,” stated Chief Ken Conjura of Columbian Engine Firm No. 1.
Lloyd, 35, rushed out and in of the Evergreen Court docket Dwelling for Adults on March 23, serving to to rescue residents trapped inside.
He was making an attempt to save lots of somebody trapped on the third flooring, however by no means made it out.
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Eric Cich, who was on Lloyd’s staff, was hospitalized for smoke inhalation.
“The ache in my lungs pales compared to the ache in my coronary heart proper now,” stated Cich, the godfather to Lloyd’s youngest son.
Cich stated he would inform his godson, “Your father died a hero. He died saving lives.”
The identical emotions have been echoed by the godfather of Lloyd’s different son, Logan.
“He made me a godfather to his child to ensure if something ever occurred to him, I used to be gonna maintain him, which I’m going to do,” stated John Conjura of Columbian Hearth Engine Firm No. 1.
“He would drop all the things he needed to do to return and ensure he was serving to the residents,” Ken Conjura stated. “He’s an throughout hero.”
Lloyd, a selfless man, made the last word sacrifice.
Officers stated the investigation into the reason for the fireplace that additionally killed a resident of the ability is ongoing.
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CBS2’s Christina Fan contributed to this report.