Three government and religious leaders have told local media that the fire alarm system at the site of that fatal fire in Spring Valley was taken down for several hours the night before the fire broke out. That fire killed a resident, injured others, injured Firefighters and killed Spring Valley Volunteer Firefighter Jared Lloyd in the Line of Duty. He leaves behind two little kids. (Please see link below for fundraising opportunity to help)
They say that the possible reason for the alarm being taken offline was likely due to a cleansing ritual of the kitchen ahead of the Jewish holiday of Passover. The holiday starts Saturday, but the cleansing process typically begins days before and involves the removal of all foods with leavening agents. Sometimes, a blowtorch is used in the oven.
While Chief Chris Kear, the director of the Rockland County Fire and Emergency Services was unable to confirm any of that information, he did tell the local media that the investigation is also drilling down on the building’s sprinkler system — and whether it was fully functional at the time of the fire.
“I have conflicting reports that it was a fully sprinkler building or a partially sprinkler building,” says Chief Kear.
Local News 12 is also continuing to investigate the state, county and village inspection history of the property.
The village records officer denied a public records request for a copy of its last building inspection report, but News 12 did track down a total of 27 violations from six inspections by the New York state Health Department in recent years – with some of them citing fire safety regulations. A spokesman for Evergreen Court responded, telling News 12 all the violations were all corrected and minor in nature.
News 12 also learned that the property was equipped with a Johnson Controls alarm system, but it’s not known if it was turned on at the time of the fire. Evergreen’s spokesman wouldn’t answer that question but said their automated alarm system was last inspected in August with only minor repairs required.
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FUNDRAISER TO HELP SUPPORT FIREFIGHTER JARED LLOYD’S TWO YOUNG SONS
Below is a link to a sanctioned fundraiser for the 2 young sons (his oldest, Logan, turned 6 years old yesterday) of Spring Valley FD New York Firefighter Jared Lloyd who was killed in the Line of Duty yesterday.
Take Care. Be Careful. Pass It On.
The Secret List 3/25/2021-1930 hours