SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and Donald Payne, Jr. (D-NJ-10) visited Seton Hall University on Friday, Jan. 17, to mark today’s 20th anniversary of the fire at Boland Hall on Jan. 19, 2000, and introduce their legislation, the Campus Fire Safety Education Act.
Also speaking at the event were fire survivors Alvaro Llanos and Shawn Simons, South Orange Fire Chief Daniel Sullivan, New Jersey State Fire Marshall Rich Mikutsky, and New Jersey State Firefighters’ Mutual Benevolent Association President Ed Donnelly.
“I will never forget the tragic fire at Seton Hall. I will always remember how our community came together after the fire to honor the lives lost and demand change,” said Rep. Pascrell, who is co-chair of the Congressional Fire Services Caucus. “I