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The fire at the Evergreen Court Home for Adults claimed the life of one resident. Another who was uned for was later found, according to Rockland County officials. More than people were left homeless. Search teams in the afternoon were still looking for a missing firefighter who put out a mayday call before the building collapsed, officials said. The missing firefighter, a man, was on the third floor trying to rescue a resident, according to Chris Kear, Rockland County's director of fire and emergency services. The firefighter issued a mayday call and firefighters went in the building but could not locate him and had to back out, Kear said.
Kear said teams were combing through the rubble and small excavators were brought in to assist with debris, such as steel beams, that the firefighters couldn't shift on their own. Officials were still trying to for everyone who lived at the home.
While the whole building was aflame, firefighters were using the fire escapes to bring people out and down before it collapsed. The investigation of the fire's cause was just beginning. The building had a partial sprinkler system, Kear said. Several residents were in serious condition; one firefighter was treated and released and the other was hospitalized for treatment of smoke inhalation, Lyon said Tuesday morning.
The Spring Valley Police Department received a call just before 1 a. Police arrived within minutes and the Spring Valley Fire Department about four minutes later. The chief immediately called for mutual aid. The home is certified by the state to provide care and support for adults with disabilities and senior citizens. A t investigation has begun involving local, county and state investigators, he said.
Twenty-three of 26 Rockland County Fire Departments responded to the fire. Numerous ambulance corps and EMT agencies came to the scene; fire departments from Bergen and Westchester counties assisted at nearby firehouses. The Red Cross supported the first responders with water, beverages and snacks. Rockland's fire services are entirely voluntary, and the firefighters go through intensive training continually, though the coronavirus pandemic hampered the county's training center in Pomona, Kear pointed out. You risk a lot to save a lot.
The old frame building itself is one that is conducive to the rapid spread of fire, he said. Kear called the fire gut-wrenching. When it's one of your own…". We know that the lives of dozens of older and frail people were saved thanks to the rescue efforts of these compassionate Good Samaritans," said Rockland County Legislator Toney L.
I went to the fire scene today and was just shocked to see the devastation. I had visited the home many times before and what was once there is now completely gone. I ask everyone to keep this firefighter in their prayers. I know several members of the department, so this hits close to home.
I extend my sincerest gratitude to all members of the fire department — people who volunteer their time and energy to train and respond to fires, accidents and other emergencies simply because they want to give back. I also want each member to know that they and their life-saving efforts made a difference today and will always be remembered and respected," Earl said. I am deeply saddened by the death of a resident of the Evergreen facility, and I am praying that the firefighter who bravely risked his life to save dozens of individuals trapped inside will be found safe and alive.
My heart goes out to all of the Evergreen Court residents, staff, and their loved ones, along with the firefighters and first responders who heroically ran into the facility to rescue dozens of individuals trapped inside. As we learn more about the cause of the fire and the extent of the damage, my office and I will continue to work in close partnership with local officials to assist anyone affected by this tragedy in any way that we can.
Those residents who safely evacuated from the Evergreen facility and did not require urgent medical treatment were initially taken to the nearby New Golden Acres assisted living facility.
The elderly evacuees have since been relocated from the temporary staging area, in some cases to stay with family members or else have found placement at other longterm care facilities in the region. I'm talking to a lot of very relieved families today. State Assemblyman Elijian Reichlin-Melnick is collecting supplies for all the displaced residents. Donations can be brought to his offices at 20 S. To request removal of your name from an arrest report, submit these required items to arrestreports patch.
A fire swept through the suburban New York assisted living home and caused a partial collapse. Rockland officials gave a briefing Tuesday morning on the fatal fire at the Evergreen Court Adult Home. Rockland County. SEE: Spring Valley Fire: Relocating More Than Residents Search teams in the afternoon were still looking for a missing firefighter who put out a mayday call before the building collapsed, officials said. Find out what's happening in New City with free, real-time updates from Patch. Let's go! Nine residents and a firefighter were hospitalized at Westchester Medical Center.
A whole section of the complex — a long, frame three-story building — completely collapsed. When it's one of your own…" Group home fire in Spring Valley. Fire crews are working a fire at a nursing home. You can see the damage following a collapse. Teams are trying to for everyone who lives at this nursing home. Patch editors Michael Woyton and Jeff Edwards contributed to this report.
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