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Comment by John Barrett on June 17, 2010 at 9:42pm
Tomorrow markes the 3rd anniversary of the passing of nine Charleston firefighters at what has become known as the Sofa Super Store fire. This incident was the inspiration behind my efforts to create an organization to HONOR THEIR SACRIFICES by gathering, preserving and promoting lessons learned from line-of-duty-death incidents. Please say a pray for those left behind from that horrible day and to those friends in the fire service don't forget to HONOR THEIR SACRIFICES...because the lessons learned from their last alarm should bring us home safely at the end of ours.
Comment by John Barrett on May 8, 2010 at 3:59pm
One incident and two new files uploaded to the website today:
- East Orange, NJ Commercial Basement Fire (1989) {1}
- Hackensack Report by New Jersey Division of Fire Safety
Comment by John Barrett on March 30, 2010 at 9:01pm
Our new site is up and we are looking for the information that belongs in it.
Do you have or know where to get LODD lessons learned information?

We are looking for reports, training presentations, fireground audio and video, pictures, educational material and publications that are NON-JUDGMENTAL and FACT BASED.

If you have information, please contact us at
Comment by John Barrett on February 3, 2010 at 9:57am
We are beginning a nationwide effort to collect LODD information to add to our new database which should be coming online within the next week or two. If you have any type of electronic or hard copy file directly related to a LODD incident (factual reports or educational/training response) please send them our way at or
PO BOX 560171
The Colony, TX 75056
Comment by John Barrett on January 25, 2010 at 2:15pm
HONOR THEIR SACRIFICES is raffling a Brand New Personalized Phenix TL2 Leather helmet(s) to continue to provide financial support for our mission of providing the fire service with a free to use and easy to access line-of-duty-death lessons learned database. We are hopefully just weeks away from unveiling our new website and when that happens we will be eagerly searching for information from around the country to add to it. This new effort will require another marketing campaign (and this will require some additional funding).

You can purchase the raffle tickets online at our website: (top of the page, click on the raffle ticket)...or contact John Barrett or Jason Brooks directly.

For detailed information about the helmet, go to our homepage and click on the picture of the helmet for a PDF version of the raffle flyer.

Finally, this helmet is fully NFPA compliant (comes with goggles) and will come with personalized leather shield (front). We will also include one of our HONOR THEIR SACRIFICES helmet stickers with it so that you can tell others about our mission while you wear your new LEATHER helmet.

Thank you for your continued support...please encourage your friends to join our Myspace or Facebook group and support our cause...we can't HONOR THEIR SACRIFICES without YOU!

Take care and be safe,
John Barrett
President / Founder
Comment by Dan Walker on November 21, 2008 at 9:18pm
Hello,Today I have just completed the first release in Iowa of Version 7 of Courage to be Safe, "Train the Trainer" I have made it my will to be a STRONG supporter, it has changed my life... Dan
Comment by Christopher Naum, SFPE on November 20, 2008 at 11:57pm

The Courage to be Safe.....No More History Repeating Events (HRE)...its all about being highly skilled, trained and educated fire service professionals-operating safely,while respecting and understanding the demands and risks of our profession. We owe it to our fallen brothers & sisters who give us a legacy to live up to, to our families, we owe it to our Chiefs and bosses, our FD brothers & sisters, our company, our partners, our community, and to ourselves. Learn from the past, honor the sacrifices...make a difference.

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