Tory Carlon served as a Los Angeles County firefighter for 22 years. Prior to being hired on by the county in 2001, he worked as a wildland firefighter for Angeles National Forest. Firefighting was a true calling and passion for him. He became a paramedic with the county in 2004 and served on some of the busiest squads in his four years as a medic. In 2008, he promoted to firefighter specialist. He served in this position for the remaining 13 years of his career.
Though he loved his job, his true passion was being a family man. Tory and his wife of 18 years, Heidi, had three daughters together, Joslyn, Brynn, and Bree. Tory took great pride in being a “girl dad.” Coaching softball, teaching them how to ride dirt bikes, and boating at the lake with his family were his favorite pastimes.
Tory was a very gentle, mellow, and easygoing man. He was known for this, and for his favorite phrase, “Right on.”
Tory is survived by his wife, Heidi Carlon; daughters, Joslyn Carlon, Brynn Carlon, and Bree Carlon; his parents, Larry and Bonnie Carlon; and multiple siblings, nieces, and nephews.