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.”
- Giving a Life Line to Firefighters Across North America - Almost five years after his passing, firefighters from across the country will come together at the Hilton Garden Inn in Stony Brook, NY to hone their skills, support a great cause, and to remember FDNY Lt. Joey DiBernardo. The 4th Annual Lt. Joseph P. DiBernardo Memorial Foundation Seminar held on November 4-5, 2016 will benefit the Foundation's grant program for personal life safety systems.
- Visit the Lt. Joseph P. DiBernardo Memorial Foundation at Firehouse Expo 2016 - We would like to thank Firehouse® for their continued support and for inviting us to exhibit at this year's Firehouse Expo.
- Take a Chance! Support the Lt. Joseph P. DiBernardo Memorial Foundation and Win a Joey D Humidor - Tickets are $5.00 each or 5 for $20. Winner will be selected at the end of the 2016 seminar in November. You do not need to be present to win. You will receive your raffle numbers upon purchase.
- Lt. Joseph P. DiBernardo Memorial Foundation Celebrates International Firefighters’ Day - Your support of the Leary Firefighters Foundation provides support to fire departments and organizations like ours by providing equipment, technology, and training. For every dollar donated during the month of May, up to $100,000, the makers of Guinness will give a matching dollar to Leary Firefighters Foundation in support of firefighters.
» Learn more about how you can celebrate International Firefighters' Day
- Thanks for an Outstanding Show in Indianapolis - The Joseph P. DiBernardo Memorial Foundation had a great first show at FDIC 2016. We met new friends and made a lot of great fire service connections while in Indianapolis.