Save Firefighters – Donate to the Joey D Foundation

The Foundation relies on corporate sponsors and donations to provide life saving equipment to fire departments in need.

2016 Lt. Joseph P. DiBernardo Memorial Foundation Seminar

Join us on November 4 – 5, 2016 for fire service networking event and full day of classroom training.

Lt. Joseph P. DiBernardo Memorial Foundation Grant Program

The Lt. Joseph P. DiBernardo Memorial Foundation provides grants to departments in need of personal life safety rope systems.

Our mission is to provide fire departments in need with safety training and personal life safety systems.

One day every firefighter will have the training and equipment
to safely escape a fire.

We believe that firefighters can’t save lives if they can’t save themselves. Too often firefighters become trapped unexpectedly due to collapse, flashover, backdraft or more and need to get out FAST. Sometimes the only way out is a window. Our organization knows this all too well – founded by people directly impacted by the FDNY “Black Sunday” where 3 firefighters lost their lives and 3 suffered life-changing injuries – all because they had no way out but a 5th story window.

That’s why we are committed to providing personal safety systems and training to fire departments in need. We achieve this by awarding grants for personal safety bailout systems for firefighters, and offering seminars taught by world class instructors. We hope there’s a day where every firefighter has a way out. And no family, department or community suffers the devastating impact of another “Black Sunday.”

You can help us make this happen


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The Lieutenant Joseph P. DiBernardo Memorial Foundation, Inc. (Foundation) exists to assist fire departments with their ability to purchase and train with rescue equipment. Toward that end, the Foundation does so without regard to race, religion, creed, color, gender, sexual orientation or age. The Foundation’s By-Laws, Annual Report, and Conflict of Interest Policy are available by writing to the Foundation at its home address.