The Joey D Foundation provides fire departments in need with training and personal safety systems.
One day every firefighter will have the training and equipment
to safely escape a fire.
The Lt. Joseph P. DiBernardo Memorial Foundation (Joey D Foundation) believes 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.”
- Next Generation of Firefighters Learn from the Past- Each year, Fire Science students at Lambton College in Ontario, Canada, participate in a group project where they research and present on significant fires. FDNY Black Sunday is just one of the topics students can choose.
- Lt. Joseph P. DiBernardo Memorial Foundation Awards Grant to the Wildwood Fire Department- A grant totaling $13,675 was made possible through a partnership between the Lt. Joseph P. DiBernardo Memorial Foundation, The Leary Firefighters Foundation, and Fire Hooks Unlimited.
- New London Fire Department Receives Grant for Personal Safety Systems- The Leary Firefighters Foundation and Fire Hooks Unlimited partner with the Lt. Joseph P. DiBernardo Memorial Foundation to help departments in need.
- Leominster Fire-Rescue Department Receives Grant from the Lt. Joseph P. DiBernardo Memorial Foundation- The grant totaling $12,000 was made possible through a partnership between the Lt. Joseph P. DiBernardo Memorial Foundation and The Leary Firefighters Foundation.
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