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Comment by John Barrett on January 30, 2010 at 11:22am
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 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 robbie on April 22, 2008 at 10:07pm
I am sorry that I have not posted anything in a while but alot has been going on. I Have not given up on this blog, I hope that in my carrer I ca make a diffrence and hopefully stop or make a diffrence and possibly save another brothers life with education. I am a captain with my local rescue squad and I try and educate but am trying to educate myself at the sametime. I am an advocate of scene saftey, and the only way to make that happen is to lead by example and I hope that I live and perform to the fullest.

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