2015 Lt. Joseph P. DiBernardo Memorial Foundation Seminar

Friday, May 29, 2015 – Saturday, May 30, 2015


Hyatt Regency
1717 Motor Parkway
Hauppauge, New York 11788

Cost: $150

Includes: Fire Service Networking Event, Full Day of Classroom Training, Souvenir T-Shirt, and a Buffet Lunch on Saturday

Online registration via Paypal and personal check is accepted.

Department vouchers are accepted until May 15, 2015 (No Cancellations After May 15th).

Fire Service Networking Event
Friday, May 29th 6 – 10 pm

(This event is limited to the first 200 paid attendees.)

Watch The Bronx is Burning on Youtube

At the 2015 “meet and greet” you will not only have the chance to talk one-on-one your instructors and other fire department legends, but you will have the once in a lifetime experience to meet the men featured in the documentary film “The Bronx is Burning.” This unique record of firefighting history was filmed in the Bronx during the war years. The Lt. Joseph P. DiBernardo Foundation is proud to have retired legends Captain Bob Farrell, Ladder 31; Captain Lou Andrade, Eng. Co. 82; Lieutenant Charlie McCarthy, Ladder 31; and Deputy Chief Tom Kennedy, Ladder Co 31. You’ll be able to ask the men of “La Casa Grande” what it was like to be a firefighter in the South Bronx in the 60’s and 70’s, the busiest era in firefighting history.

Our instructors and fire service leaders like John Salka, Vinnie Dunn, Mike Dugan, Ed Kilduff, Mark Gregory, and many more will be there to talk with you and show their support for the Foundation.

Full Day of Classroom Training
Saturday, May 30th 8 am – 5pm

(This event is limited to the first 300 paid attendees.)

A day of training kicks off with an introduction by “Black Sunday” Fire Survivor, Firefighter Jeff Cool


Battalion Chief John Nykiel, FDNY
Center for Counter Terrorism & Disaster Planning


Dan Madrzykowski, Fire Protection Engr., NIST
Captain John Ceriello, FDNY Squad 252, SOC


Division Chief Ron Moore, McKinney FD (Ret.)


Lieutenant Mike Ciampo, FDNY



If you have any problem finding a hotel room here are some other area hotels near the seminar:
Clarion Hotel 866-267-9053
Courtyard by Marriott 866-264-5744
Residence Inn by Marriott 866-267-6393
LaQuinta Inn 855-809-3504
Hilton Garden Inn 866-286-0843
Marriott Islandia 866-298-0996
Lakeland Inn 866-265-3604

For those staying overnight, you can reserve a room at the Hyatt Regency Long Island. Hotel shuttle provided from MacArthur Airport (ISP).

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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.