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.
You were our hero, and we miss you every moment of every day.– LARRY and BONNIE CARLON
Baby brother. Your are sorely missed. Until we meet again at Heaven’s gates!! Love you!!– Dariann Van Holton
Wow thank goodness for firefighters like Tory. I was born and raised in Los Angeles County. Thankfully he is being remembered proudly on National Firefighters appreciation week. I am sure he must have saved many people and pets’ lives. God bless all of his family members for all there love and support ❣️ in his brave line of duty. May God bless you all and keep you safe at all times. May memories of him comfort you knowing that he was very much appreciated. Have a blessed holiday season, from someone whose pets we’re saved from my house fire by firefighters, thank goodness for that. Nothing else mattered, that could potentially be replaced. God bless. Bye for now.– Diane Sandland