Honor Their Sacrifices


Honor Their Sacrifices

Honor Their Sacrifices is dedicated to preventing LODD incidents and educating members of the fire service to make sure that we do not repeat history.

Website: http://honortheirsacrifices.com
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Comment by John Barrett on June 17, 2010 at 10:45pm
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 June 16, 2010 at 11:56pm
New Information added to database:
INCIDENTS: 1999 Midwest City OK Struck by on Highway at MVA {1}
2006 Chickasha Wildland Fire {1}
FILES: NIOSH reports for incidents above
[Sypen] The Charleston Sofa Super Store Tragedy: The Importance of Enforcing Building & Fire Safety Codes
[OH&S] The Lessons of Charleston
Comment by John Barrett on May 8, 2010 at 4:41pm
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 10:00pm
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 contribute@honortheirsacrifices.com.
Comment by John Barrett on March 27, 2010 at 11:56pm

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 time of electronic or hard copy file directly related to a LODD incident (factual reports or educational/training response) please send them our way at contribute@honortheirsacrifices.com or
PO BOX 560171
The Colony, TX 75056
Comment by John Barrett on January 29, 2010 at 2:56pm
Imagine for a moment if there was a single location on the internet where fire academy students, firefighters, company supervisors and training officers could visit to always easily find the lessons learned from Line of Duty Deaths (LODD) incidents from all across the country. This site does not provide links to the information...this site contains the information in a database...therefore it is never lost due to bad links. The information within the database can be searched by categories relevant to the needs of the fire service, such as building type, incident type, operational mode, department type, time of day, year, etc.

This database would include anything directly related to the incident:
• investigative reports (NIOSH and those from the AHJ, for instance)
• multimedia (pictures, video, radio transmissions, NIST models)
• training media (such as the AHJ response to prevent the incident from reoccuring or powerpoints created using factual data and a non-judgmental attitude)
• educational materials related to the incident (magazine articles or professional papers)
The idea for this website already exists...
and has since September 2008 when a Texas based not-for-profit was founded - HONOR THEIR SACRIFICES.


Please read further...

The fire service does a great job as individuals and organizations paying tribute to our brothers and sisters ultimate sacrifice with honor guards, pipe and drum bands, elaborate ceremonies, tributes and memorials.

However our brothers and sisters sacrifice deserves more from us.

Part of honoring their sacrifices includes honoring the lessons their sacrifices have taught us...

If we truly want to make a significant impact on the "History Repeating Events" - repeated LODD incidents occurring for the same reasons - then we must use the lessons learned from those incidents to prevent their reoccurrence.

Our organization has been working hard for the last sixteen months to accomplish our mission. We have attempted to work with / gain the support of national fire service organizations (you know - the common acronyms) - and have gotten their vote of support but not a helping hand.

We realize that for some we have lost our credibility because we have been "promising this site for so long" - that is why now more than ever we need that helping hand...so if you believe in our cause then we need your support…everything you do helps:
• First and foremost remember to honor their sacrifices
• Support our efforts financially - we have t-shirts, helmet decals and a leather helmet raffle to provide a return gift to you for your support.
• Join our group on Facebook, Myspace, here on Firefighter Nation or the Fire Engineering Training Community
• Promote our organization by word of mouth
• Join our team - help us by coordinating the gathering of information and promoting our mission and organization in your area.
Take care and be safe,
John Barrett
President / Founder
Comment by Mark Buckles on March 21, 2009 at 7:13pm

This our former Asst. Chiefs helmet he was killed when the floor he was on gave away due to the floor joist being burnt in half. Whe have his helmet, coat, bunker pants, boots, ant the SCBA mask he was wearing that day. We made a memorial for him outside of the station and his gear willgo in a display case in the fire station.
Comment by Tommy O L26 on December 29, 2008 at 9:13am
Have a Happy New Year everyone
Comment by Arthur Delaney on December 29, 2008 at 8:21am
Look forward to participating here. Stay safe and have a Happy New Year !!

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