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.”
- Remembering the Class of 1995 - A long time ago, there was a little boy who wanted to be a fireman. His dream came true 24 years ago today…October 15, 1995. …
- Comedy Night Cracks Jokes for a Great Cause - Join us for Comedy Night at the Coram Fire Department (Old Firehouse) at 303 Middle Country Road for dinner at 7:00 pm and the show starting at 8:00 pm. Your $40 donation includes food, beer, wine, soda, and lots of laughs.
- Take a Chance on the 2019 Joey D Seminar Humidor - This one-of-a-kind 2019 Joey D Seminar humidor made especially for the Foundation, was hand crafted by Chief Mike Nugent at Black Pearl Woodworks.
- Cheer on Sam Williamson in Walk the Walk 100 to Show Support for Veterans and Firefighters - Join us in cheering Sam on in his journey to help those who serve us every day. Please show your support and share with your family and friends.
- New Items Donated for the 2019 Volleyball Tournament Raffle - We will be raffling off some donated items at the Second Annual Fire Department Volleyball Fundraiser on July 25, 2019.