2016 Lt. Joseph P. DiBernardo Memorial Foundation Seminar

Friday, November 4 - Saturday, November 5, 2016

Supports the Lt. Joseph P. DiBernardo Memorial Foundation Grant Program

The Lt. Joseph P. DiBernardo Memorial Foundation Seminar includes two days with world-class fire service instructors. On Friday evening, you’ll have a unique opportunity to speak one-on-one with your instructors and other fire service leaders who have dedicated their time and support to the Foundation. Saturday kicks off a full day of classroom training. Your registration includes a souvenir T-shirt and buffett lunch on Saturday. Register today to stay proficient and to help other firefighters just like you!

Don’t Miss This Great Firefighter Training that Keeps You Safe and Helps Other Firefighters!


Hilton Garden Inn Stony Brook
1 Circle Road
Stony Brook, NY 11794


$150 per student

Online registration via Paypal and personal check is accepted.

Department vouchers are accepted until Oct. 15, 2016 (No Cancellations After Oct. 15th).

2016 Lt. Joseph P. DiBernardo Memorial Foundation Seminar - Firefighter Seminar

Fire Service Networking Event
Friday, November 4th 7 – 10 pm

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

On the 15 year anniversary of the September 11th attacks, the Lt. Joseph P. DiBernardo Foundation is proud to present FDNY Deputy Chief Jay Jonas as our special guest for the 2016 “meet and greet.” Chief Jonas, who led his Ladder 6 crew into the World Trade Center to rescue trapped civilians on September 11, 2001, will share his story of survival. He will not only share their harrowing journey out of the collapsed North Tower, but he will also take part in a special Q&A session with you about that tragic day in our nation’s history.

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Full Day of Classroom Training
Saturday, November 5th 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 Gerald Tracy, FDNY (Ret.)
When it comes to training in the fire service unless you’re the firefighter with the nozzle nothing about engine ops is sexy. What I mean by that all the other duties of the Engine are not considered exciting, stimulating or appealing like that of forcing doors, cutting roofs and laddering windows for search and rescue. The facts are it is the engine that puts out the fire, with the teamwork of the members that comprise the team. This presentation will expound upon the challenge, fire behavior, and the efficiency of operations that will get you home safe from the fire ground.
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Deputy Assistant Chief John Norman, FDNY (Ret.), SOC
Fires in stores and other commercial occupancies are severe threats to our firefighters. More firefighters are killed per alarm in commercial fires than any other fire. Fortunately store fires are not everyday affairs, but as a result many departments try to apply “house fire tactics” to store fires, with disastrous results.
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Lieutenant Mickey Conboy, FDNY Rescue Co. 3
This class will discuss several factors that will influence your search operations in residential buildings today including how to read the different types of layouts before you have to conduct a search. It will also present various techniques and procedures including the tried and proven method of VES, to successfully complete a smart search in the residential buildings you respond to in your departments.
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Hilton Garden Inn Stony Brook
1 Circle Road
Stony Brook, NY 11794

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And the Winner is…Carl Gardiner Exeter, Rhode Island!
Thank you to everyone who took a chance in 2016.

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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.