Hill-Evans expresses sadness for fallen firefighters, those injured

YORK, March 23 – State Rep. Carol Hill-Evans, D-York, released the following statement regarding yesterday’s tragic fire in York that claimed the lives of two firefighters and injured two others:


“‘We may be helpless to stop bad things from happening, but perhaps God leaves us signs and road maps to recover and reconnect, provided we know where to look,’ according to Jennifer Gardner Trulson and I feel we need look no further than to each other,” said Hill-Evans. “We couldn’t prevent the tragedies from occurring, but with time there will be healing, recovery and a reconnection.


“I would like to thank all of the rescue crew and first responders who were called to the scene of yesterday’s tragic building collapse. As a former member of York City Council and many years of shared community events, I’ve come to know these brave men and women who rise up and put others before self without a second thought. As a member of the Veterans and Emergency Preparedness Committee in Harrisburg, it’s important to continue to address these unfortunate events and take action by doing all we can to ensure that those risking their lives continue to get the support they need in order to do their jobs to the best of their ability.


“My thoughts and prayers are with the families of those who were lost, and those who are facing the days and weeks to come,” Hill-Evans said. “May we come together, reminding those who need it the most that we are, indeed, willing to do all that we can as one united community.”