This straight-forward presentation addresses the cultural impact you, your crew, your firehouse and your department will play into whether you live or die, and they do it unknowingly. Numerous factors are addressed in a no-nonsense impactful presentation reviewing case studies from numerous LODD incidents and close calls. The presenter served on the Texas Line of Duty Death (LODD) Task Force in 2013 where 20 first responders lost their lives. Additionally, six other LODD deaths that occurred in Dallas are addressed first-hand. This is a straight-forward and direct approach on finding the professional compass for being a better firefighter.