About the Lt. Joseph P. DiBernardo Memorial Foundation
The Lt. Joseph P. DiBernardo Memorial Foundation is formed for the charitable purpose of providing financial aid to fire departments and members of fire departments in the United States and Canada who are in need of purchasing personal Life Safety Rope systems and attending educational training seminars on subjects related to firefighting life safety and who do not have the financial means to do so. The Foundation will achieve its purpose by raising funds by providing firefighting seminars, lectures, and through other fund raising activities.
- Families honor 10th anniversary of Black Sunday - A special Mass was held Saturday in honor of the 10th anniversary of one of the deadliest days in FDNY history.
- Tenth anniversary of Black Sunday tragedy focuses on honor of the fallen firefighters and courage of the survivors - Three NYC firefighters died in two separate fires on Jan. 23, 2005 - a day dubbed 'Black Sunday." Another injured firefighter died several years later. The tragic incident has been used to train countless firefighters all over the country. Families and colleagues work to keep the spirit of the fallen alive.
- 10th anniversary of ‘Black Sunday’ - On Jan. 23, 2005, a Bronx four-story building engulfed in flames forced six firefighters to jump from a window when an illegal partition inside the apartment blocked a fire escape.
- On 10th anniversary of Black Sunday, survivors remember lost FDNY brothers - Tune into the PIX11 live streaming on January 23, 2015 at 7:30 a.m. (ET) to see Black Sunday Survivors Firefighters Jeff Cool, Eugene Stolowski, and Brendan Cawley remember the fire that changed many lives ten years ago.
- Retired FDNY Chief, Whose Son was a Black Sunday Victim, Out to Save Firefighters - This proud father refuses to let a decade of grief for his son go up in smoke.