2018 Lt. Joseph P. DiBernardo Memorial Training Seminar

Saturday, November 3 - Sunday, November 4, 2018

Save the Date for the 6th Annual Lt. Joseph P. DiBernardo Memorial Training Seminar!

Hands-On Training – Saturday, November 3, 2018

Suffolk County Fire Academy
676 Maple Street
Yaphank, NY 11980

Join the Lt. Joseph P. DiBernardo Foundation for its second year of hands-on training. Prepare yourself for your next response with two of our hand-on training opportunities. With over a dozen courses available, there’s something for everyone!

Flashover Simulator/Firefighter Survival

One of the leading causes of traumatic LODDs is failure to recognize changing fire conditions. This course teaches the participant to recognize the critical warning signs of flashover and the science related to fire development.

Residential – Live Burn (Class A)

These evolutions are designed for inexperienced firefighters or officers to develop skills for the fireground. Hose handling, search, and communications are some of the areas that will be stressed during the drills.

Taxpayer – Live Burn

These evolutions are designed for the firefighter or officer to develop skills on the fireground in a commercial setting. Hose handling, search and communications are some of the areas that will be stressed during the drills.

RIT-Firefighter Rescue

This course is designed for firefighters and fire officers to enhance their ability to operate proficiently as a Rapid Intervention Crew (RIC). The following skills will be covered in this course: air management, emergency communications, downed firefighter removal techniques, and self-survival skills.

Standpipe Operations

Not all standpipe operations are performed in the same way. This course will outline tasks that will always be performed before firefighters advance a hoselines.

Pump Operations

After a brief refresher on hydraulics and tactics, students will get hands-on training with basic pump operations, foam, and relay pumping.

Street Smart Ladders

Firefighters will learn street smart tactics and tips involving portable ladders. Participants will perform VEIS, rescues, removals, and other operational tasks. Students will learn new and improved methods to perform the leg lock, arm lock, and advanced methods to raise and extend the portable ladders.

Advanced Mask Confidence

This advanced mask confidence course simulates potential hazards and teaches survival techniques necessary to remove themselves from danger. Some of these safety and survival techniques include: wall breaching, moving through confined spaces, radio communications, self-removal from entanglement hazards, issuing mayday messages, and situational awareness.

Line Officer Boot Camp

Participants in this class will gain a better understanding of the role of the line officer on the fireground. Subjects covered will include communications, line placement, safety, officer’s position, and problem-solving on the fireground.

Chief Officer Workshop

This interactive program is designed to place students in role of the incident commander. They will discuss fireground operations based on information gathered from the transmission of the alarm.

Advanced Vehicle Extrication

This class challenges firefighters with difficult extrication scenarios. Vehicles are staged in precarious positions with victims trapped. Students, under the guidance of seasoned instructors, will work together to successfully extricate the victims.

Man vs. Machine

Whether it’s a basic ring removal, a person with their arm stuck in a snow blower, or a full entrapment involving agricultural equipment, our instructors will guide you through the steps necessary to perform these extrications.

Fire Police (Morning Session Only)

Flares, cones, and vest are not enough. This class teaches the tactics necessary to ensure that all personnel operates safely on dangerous roadways.

Classroom Training – Sunday, November 4, 2018

The second day of training will kick off with a special keynote address. A great day of classroom training will feature three different world-class fire service instructors who will discuss relevant topics that are sure to keep you sharp for your next call!

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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.