It’s been 20 years since the events of 9/11 changed the world forever. To help support the 9/11 Garden of Reflection Memorial in Pennsylvania, Steven Singer Jewelers and Micheal Smerconish have teamed up for the last offering of the beautiful 9/11 remembrance pin for $10.00! All proceeds go to the 9/11 Garden of Reflection.
9/11 Never Forget
Purchasing the pin ensures the garden remains a memorial to the victims of 9/11 and is a beautiful way to show that you too will never forget the events and lives lost on 9/11.
You can get your pin this final year by purchasing from IHateStevenSinger.com.
I just got mine in the mail to honor the 20th anniversary of 9/11. Get your 9/11 pin before they are gone!
An excellent article by the Atlantic’s Marion Renault. Emergency Medicine’s Original Sin
The misperception that paramedics are merely ambulance drivers is everyone’s problem.
We heard of this noble opportunity from the excellent team at FirefighterCloseCalls.com. Make sure to subscribe to them if not already following. Keep up the excellent work for our industry!
The CDC/ NIOSH is seeking applicants for the position of Firefighter Fatality Investigator (Safety and Occupational Health Specialist) in Morgantown, West Virginia until deadline July 16, 2021.
The incumbent is responsible for performing a broad range of functions related to the prevention of occupational traumatic injuries through the application of occupational safety and health principles and practices.
For more details and to apply, visit the CDC Job Posting here.
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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.: