Support Tory Carlon’s Family- Two Fundraisers Open
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
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.
Our first book, and it’s for first responders and their partners!
Join the Chief’s Book Club for our first book, Bulletproof Marriage by Adam Davis and Lt. Col. (Ret) Dave Grossman. Bulletproof Marriage is a 90-day devotional for first responders to read with their partner for daily tips to make your union stronger than ever before. Surviving the job often comes at a cost and for up to 80% of first responders it means divorce. Stats on divorce among first responders are not well kept, but any divorce due to the stresses of our job is too many.
This book is a 90 day devotional and each chapter is designed to be short and readable by you and your partner each day.
How to sign up? Join my community and text me at 505-658-0781 or email seanhaaverson @chiefsays.com (no spaces).
Our first meeting will be November 18th, 2020 at 1800 MST via videoconferencing (live, synchronous) and recur every 2 weeks. We will survey the group to determine which day is best for the group after the first meeting.
A few notes: though this book is faith based, our book club will not always review faith-based resources. Everyone is welcome no matter their views on faith.
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About the book (from Amazon):
Together you can make it through anything.
We live in a troubled society, and those who help to maintain order and justice are some of the most overworked, unappreciated, and underpaid. The nature of their jobs is stressful both personally and relationally.
Bulletproof Marriage is a 90-day devotional that applies biblical principles to support and strengthen the marriages of military members, law enforcement officers, and first responders. Each day includes a Bible verse, an inspirational reading, quick tips, action steps for both husband and wife, and a prayer.
Learn how to:
• transition smoothly from duty to home.
• resolve conflicts and develop healthy communication habits.
• manage lifestyle stressors and cultivate resilience.
• build trust and encourage intimacy.
Sometimes the greatest love is not to sacrifice your life but to live a life of sacrifice. Invite God to help make your marriage bulletproof.
• Perfect gift for anniversaries, engagements, newlyweds, and more
• Binding: Imitation Leather
• Pages: 288
• Publisher: BroadStreet Publishing Group, LLC