Los Angeles County Fire Department Fire Fighter Specialist Tory Carlon was honored at the 41st annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial weekend on Saturday, October 8, and Sunday, October 9, 2022, in Emmitsburg, Maryland.
The United States Congress created the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) to lead a nationwide effort to honor America’s fallen firefighters. This year’s NFFF tribute honored 147 firefighters who died in the line of duty in 2021 and previous years.
Each fallen firefighter’s name was inscribed on a bronze plaque at the National Memorial in honor of their service and sacrifice. The NFFF also presented each family with a badge, rose, and an American flag flown over the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial and the U.S. Capitol.
Since 1992, the NFFF has developed and expanded programs and supportive services focused on healing. The mission of the foundation is to honor America’s fallen fire heroes; support their families, colleagues, and organizations; and work to reduce preventable firefighter death and injury.