The Lt. Joseph P. DiBernardo Memorial Training Seminar now includes three days of life-saving firefighter training!
The 2021 Lt. Joseph P. DiBernardo Memorial Training Seminar offers world-class firefighter training taught by fire service leaders. This great weekend of fire department training not only helps firefighters to develop their skills, it also benefits the Lt. Joseph P. DiBernardo Memorial Foundation’s grant program. Our grant program helps fire departments in need provide Personal Safety Systems (PSS) to their firefighters.
$100 per day
Two Days Firefighter Hands-On Training
November 5 – 6, 2021
Join us for the fifth year of hands-on training at the 2021 Lt. Joseph P. DiBernardo Memorial Training Seminar. All training programs require a minimum certification of Firefighter I, except for the Fire Police Refresher.
Train for your next response with hands-on opportunities including:
- Residential Fire Operations
- Commercial Fire Operations
- Fire Behavior for the Modern Fire Environment
- Setting up for Success – Aerial and Tower Ladder Operations
- Forcible Entry
- Advanced Auto Extrication
- Firefighter Down! Rapid Intervention
- The Art of the Search
- Standpipe Operations
- Thermal Imaging
- Fire Police Refresher
- Eckert Fire Tactics
(2 days – 16 skill stations)
- Engine Company Operations (4-hour program)
Stretching/Operating the first line, Standpipes, Basement Fires, & Flashover Simulator
- Ladder Company Operations (4-hour program)
Ladders/VEIS, Forcible Entry, Search & Roof Ops
- Elevator Emergencies & Rescue
- Man vs Machine
- Tower Rescue
- Confined Space Rescue
- Trench Rescue
- High-Angle Rope Rescue
Classroom Firefighter Training
November 7, 2021
The 2021 Lt. Joseph P. DiBernardo Memorial Training Seminar will feature world-class fire service instructors who will discuss relevant topics that are sure get you ready for your next call!
THE ENGINE COMPANY OFFICER – FROM THE FIREHOUSE
TO THE FIRE FLOOR
This class covers the many keys decisions before, during and after any fire incident. These decisions can ultimately make or break the operation and put lives at risk. Knowing your firefighters strengths and weaknesses will make your decisions more effective and productive. The size, placement and operation of the first line have a direct impact on the success of the operation and all of these decisions fall on the shoulders of the first due Engine officer, making him a key player on the fireground.
LIGHT FRAME CONSTRUCTION, FIRE OPERATIONS, AND THE NEW YORK/NEW JERSEY TRUSS ID LAWS
Cedar Hammock Fire Department (FL)
In this course, students will learn the differences between legacy and lightweight construction methods and how they effect our firefighting operations. A portion of the class will also be devoted to explaining New York’s “Truss Law” and how it should be applied strategically and tactically on the fireground. Several other states, including New Jersey, have similar laws which will also be discussed.
TRUCK COMPANY OPERATIONS WITH OR WITHOUT A TRUCK COMPANY
This is a back-to-basics review of the truck company’s basic responsibilties and SOPs to assist firefighters whether they are operating as a dedicated truck company or who are assigned that role on the fireground. The class will cover operations at private dwelling fires by first due fire companies including: search techniques, team safety, and the importance of search plan and procedures when operating in the fire building. We will also discuss ventilation practices, how it effects the fire building, and how to coordinate and control venting.
Houston Fire Department
This class will discuss how chief-level officers needs to be involved, how they must be equally trained, and the importance of leading aggressively for successful outcomes. Most of the problems on the fireground comes from lack of appropriate leadership and decision making. This class helps address these problems and discusses how decisions are made.