Watch Chief Joe DiBernardo on the Gettin Salty Experience PodcastOctober 10, 2021-Special guest will be retired 35 year FDNY veteran Deputy Chief Division 6 Commander Joe DiBernardo. After coming back from the Vietnam War in 1966 he was called and appointed to the FDNY in June 1966 and Assigned to Engine 39. In 1968 he worked in Engine 36 after a department-wide lift order. In 1973 he was assigned to 16 Truck. Promoted to Lt. In 1975 and assigned UFO To Engine 82 in the Bronx. Was then assigned to Engine 38 in 1978. Promoted to Captain in 1979 and assigned to Engine 33. Promoted to BC in 1981 and was assigned to the 28 Battalion in 1982. Promoted to DC in 1984 and assigned to Division 6. Called to duty in Desert Storm in 1990 and after returning went back to Division 6. His son "Joey D" was one of our brothers who jumped for his life on Black Sunday. November 22, 2011, Joe passed away as a result of injuries suffered on Black Sunday. To continue his legacy, the Lieutenant Joseph P. DiBernardo Memorial Foundation was created for the charitable purpose of providing financial assistance to fire departments across America and Canada that need Personal Safety Systems. You don’t want to miss this one.
You’ve Watched The Bronx is Burning, Now Hear it From Captain Bob Farrell in The War YearsAugust 10, 2021-The newly released book by Captain Bob Farrell (Ladder 31), The War Years, recalls those years at La Casa Grande. Get this new book in paperback or kindle addition through our Amazon Smile program by designating the Lt. Joseph P. DiBernardo Memorial Foundation as your charity of choice. Captain Farrell is kindly donating the proceeds from the sale of his book to the FDNY Honor Legion and the Lt. Joseph P. DiBernardo Memorial Foundation. Bob has been an ally of the Foundation since its inception and we are grateful for his generosity and friendship!
Jeffery “Moose” Cool, Jr. Takes the Goggins Challenge, Raising Nearly $18,000 for the Joey D FoundationApril 24, 2021-Earlier this year, retired Navy SEAL and endurance athlete David Goggins, put out his 4x4x48 challenge which includes running 4 miles, every 4 hours, for 48 hours. When Jeffery Cool, a first responder in paramedic school, saw the call-to-action he knew that he “was hooked.” Not only did he accept this test of endurance, but he vowed to support the Lt. Joseph P. DiBernardo Memorial Foundation (Joey D Foundation), a charity that is close to his heart.
Pass It On 3: Chief Goldfeder and FriendsApril 21, 2021-In celebration of World Book Day, join Chief Billy Goldfeder and guest authors for a lively discussion about the third volume of Chief Goldfeder's highly successful "Pass It On" book series. Guest authors will include: Paul Combs, Chieff Joe DiBernardo, Sara Jahnke, and Frank Leeb.
Wings Contest Helps FirefightersSeptember 22, 2020-Centereach Fire Department members Matt Gehm and Ed Davidson ate their way to a victory and received a check for $1,000. The check was presented to the Lt. Joseph P. DiBernardo Memorial Foundation on September 21, 2020.
The Lt. Joseph P. DiBernardo Memorial Foundation Announces Its 2020 Grants for Fire DepartmentsDecember 9, 2020-Now in it its seventh year, the Lt. Joseph P. DiBernardo Memorial Foundation grant program has awarded over $610,000 to departments in need. Established in Joey’s memory in 2013, the Lt. Joseph P. DiBernardo Memorial Foundation holds training events that promote firefighter to raise funds to support its grant program. It also relies on the generous support of our sponsors and partners to help train and equip firefighters.
Congratulations to FDNY Lt. Dan GordonJune 5, 2019-FDNY Lt. Dan Gordon received the Company Officer Association Medal at FDNY's Annual Medal Day ceremony for the rescue of two adults and four children from a Bronx tenement fire.
Sharing a Passion for TrainingSeptember 27, 2018- The Annual Lt. Joseph P. DiBernardo Memorial Seminar not only provides training to firefighters, it helps to sustain the Foundation's grant program which provides life-saving personal safety systems (PSS) to fire departments in need throughout North America.
Giving a Life Line to Firefighters Across North AmericaAugust 25, 2016-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.