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By Sean Haaverson
More details in the June 1st shooting of two firefighters, one who was killed, in Agua Dulce, CA. have been reported on by sources at the LA Times. Los Angeles media outlets are reporting that an ongoing dispute between the murdered firefighter, Tory Carlon, and an off-duty firefighter resulted in the shooting. Detectives believe there were work-related disagreements about performance and operations.
The LA Times reports that on Tuesday, off-duty firefighter Jonathan Tatone arrived at LA County Fire Station 81 and argued with Tory Carlon before Tatone shot and killed Carlon, and shot the on-duty Captain multiple times. Tatone fled the scene to his home nearby where he was found dead by gunshot wound.
The Captain, identified as 54 year old Arnoldo Sandoval, a previous law enforcement officer, heard the shooting from inside a different area of the station and when investigating the sound, tried to intervene and was shot by Tatone. Captain Sandoval is in the hospital and has undergone surgery at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital to address life threatening wounds.
Tatone was found dead in his home 10 miles away after having set the home on fire and barricading himself inside. Few details are available about the shooter, other than his at least 9 year employment with the fire department.
Tory Carlon, a 44 year old, 20-year veteran of the department, leaves behind his wife and three daughters. In the below news story a colleague of Mr. Carlon described him during a vigil setup in Acton, CA.:
Video of the Vigil in Acton, CA by OnSceneTV
A Beautiful Tribute for Tory Carlon by Austin Dave
At least two people were injured in a fire station shooting that touched off a rapidly developing series of events Tuesday in the Santa Clarita Valley community of Agua Dulce north of Los Angeles.
The shooting happened at Los Angeles County Fire Station No. 81 in the 8700 block of Sierra Highway. At least one person was transported to a hospital.
A great article on JEMS by DR. Contreras remind us that we are in it together and need one another to survive.
Register for the 2nd annual National Fire Service Behavioral Health Symposium May 24-27, 2021 held virtually! The First Responder Center for Excellence have prepared an agenda with researchers with a scientific-based topics aimed at helping to spread information about first responder mental health to the nations fire services.
Visit the agenda for the symposium and register here!
National Fire Service Behavioral Health Symposium
- Event Dates & Times:
- Monday May 24th, -Thursday May 27th, 2021
- 1300- 1700 EST each day
- NOTE: When viewing the agenda, find the note just below the title “Agenda” to change the agenda times to your time zone.
- FREE! Registration Required
- Session Types
- Agenda can be viewed here.
- Live and Pre-recorded
- Each day the sessions close with the day’s highlights and a Q&A session
Never quit! We should be able to enjoy a long healthy career as first responders. It’s a hard job, but commit not to quit just because its hard.
Learn What EMS and 911 Organizations are Doing to Improve their Personnel’s Mental Health and Wellness
Tune in on Thursday, Oct. 29, at 3 pm ET for the second installment of the First Responder Behavioral Health Webinar Series to hear from two agencies striving to strengthen their employees’ wellbeing.
The pandemic has caused a surge in depression. If someone you care about is struggling with depression or bipolar disorder, or you have reason to think the person may be suicidal, there are ways you can help — and caring for yourself is important, too.
The post How to cope when a loved one is depressed, suicidal, or manic appeared first on Harvard Health Blog.
Ketamine Can Help Treat Depression and Help Lower Suicide Risk
The below article is form Harvard Health Publishing by Robert C. Meisner, MD. It has been curated by Sean Haaverson.
What do you think? Is this a promising treatment for first responders with depression, PTSD, and to reach zero first responder suicide?
If you or someone you know is depressed or considering suicide, please get help.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline