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  • Watch Chief Joe DiBernardo on the Gettin Salty Experience Podcast October 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.
  • Chinese Auction Benefits the Joey D Foundation September 16, 2021 - Support the the Middle Island Volunteer Fire Department and the Joey D Foundation at 5:00 pm on Saturday, September 18, 2021 at the MIVFD Chinese Auction. Learn more at: www.middleislandfd.org
  • You’ve Watched The Bronx is Burning, Now Hear it From Captain Bob Farrell in The War Years August 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!
  • Order Into the Smoke with New York’s Bravest and Support the Lt. Joseph P. DiBernardo Memorial Foundation June 22, 2021 - Into the Smoke is a work of photojournalism and traces Tom Barry’s career as a firefighter—spanning parts of four decades in FDNY—along with the forty-year effort of noted freelance photographer Michael Dick.
  • Jeffery “Moose” Cool, Jr. Takes the Goggins Challenge, Raising Nearly $18,000 for the Joey D Foundation April 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 Friends April 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.
  • Laughter Saves Lives National Fundraiser Event in Conjunction with Helping Thru Humor October 12, 2020 - You can support the Lt. Joseph P. DiBernardo Memorial Foundation and have a good laugh by joining us for this virtual comedy fundraiser. Who couldn't use a laugh right now?
  • Don’t Call Me Hero: FDNY Firefighter Jeff Cool Interview September 26, 2020 - This very special edition of Birds Eye View Project's #FirefighterFridayfeatured veteran and Firefighter Jeff Cool, who served 14 Years with FDNY Rescue 3.
  • Wings Contest Helps Firefighters September 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.
  • Erie Fire Department to Receive Updated Equipment Thanks to Several Grants September 20, 2020 - The chief says now that the money is secured to bring in the equipment, it will change the future of the department.

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The Lieutenant Joseph P. DiBernardo Memorial Foundation, Inc. (Foundation) exists to assist fire departments with their ability to purchase and train with rescue equipment. Toward that end, the Foundation does so without regard to race, religion, creed, color, gender, sexual orientation or age. The Foundation’s By-Laws, Annual Report, and Conflict of Interest Policy are available by writing to the Foundation at its home address.