On June 1, 2021, Firefighter Specialist Tory Carlon was fatally shot while on duty at Fire Station 81 in Agua Dulce. Specialist Carlon was 44 years old and worked for the Fire Department for more than 20 years. He was previously a member of the U.S. Forest Service Explorer Program. According to Fire Chief Daryl Osby, Tory was “truly dedicated, one of our better firefighters, amazing, and a true loss to our department.”
Edward Kelly, president of the International Association of Fire Fighters, said “Firefighters leave their homes and loved ones every day knowing the risks involved in our profession. The challenges of being a firefighter or paramedic include seeing and experiencing some of life’s most horrifying circumstances. Nothing, however, can adequately prepare anyone for today’s tragedy.”
He is survived by his wife and three daughters. Our sincerest condolences to Firefighter Specialist Tory Carlon’s family as well as his extended fire family.