The Mets organization and fans are grieving the loss of one of the most honorable members of our fandom today. Jared Lloyd, a volunteer firefighter of Columbian Fire Engine Company located in Spring Valley, NY, made the ultimate sacrifice on March 24, 2021, while saving elderly residents from a nursing home fire. A lifelong Mets fan born in Flushing and a hero beyond comprehension, he leaves behind two children under the age of 6.
FF Lloyd was not only a hero, but also a lifelong @Mets fan who leaves behind two young children. If you are in a position to donate, please do. Shares and RT's are greatly appreciated as well. CC: @StevenACohen2, @STR0 , @The7Line, @TheAppleNYMhttps://t.co/sCjCwO8pq4— Colin (@ColinJay23) March 24, 2021
A fellow volunteer firefighter and Mets fan, who would like to remain anonymous to keep the focus solely on Jared, had the following to say about FF Lloyd:
“I think the main thing to highlight is that firefighting was obviously his passion, but for the 15 years he served, it was all volunteer. FF Lloyd didn’t do it for a paycheck when he was helping the folks evacuate the nursing home or the countless other emergency incidents he helped with over the years. Many of the suburban communities Mets fans hail from (Hudson Valley, Long Island, and elsewhere) rely on volunteer organizations to staff their fire department and ambulance corps. It’s often easy for folks to not realize when they call 911 that 70% of the country’s fire departments are volunteer-based.
You can read more about the incredible person FF Lloyd was as he is remembered by his father here.
A gofundme has been set up to support FF Lloyd’s family and young sons during this unfathomable time. If you are able to, please consider donating or at the very least sharing this story and information. We extend our deepest condolences to FF Lloyd’s family, friends, and fellow firefighters. We will never be able to thank FF Lloyd enough for the selfless life he lived to serve. May he rest in eternal peace.