the Lt. Joseph P. DiBernardo Memorial Foundation
The mission of the Lt. Joseph P. DiBernardo Memorial Foundation is to provide fire departments in need with safety training and personal life safety systems.
Our vision is that one day every firefighter will have the training and equipment to safely
escape a fire.
We believe that firefighters can’t save lives if they can’t save themselves.
You can help us make this happen.
Memorial Training Seminars
Since 2013 we have hosted world-class Firefighter hands-on training and discussions from the country's most experienced instructors.
When you donate, it helps the Foundation provide life-saving equipment to fire departments in need.
Grants for Fire Departments
The Foundation provides grants to North American fire departments in need of personal life safety rope systems (PSS).
The Joey D Foundation provides fire departments in need with training and personal safety systems.YOU CAN HELP MAKE THIS HAPPEN – DONATE TODAY!
One day every firefighter will have the training and equipment to safely escape a fire.
The Lt. Joseph P. DiBernardo Memorial Foundation (Joey D Foundation) believes that firefighters can’t save lives if they can’t save themselves. Too often firefighters become trapped unexpectedly due to collapse, flashover, backdraft or more and need to get out FAST. Sometimes the only way out is a window. Our organization knows this all too well – founded by people directly impacted by the FDNY “Black Sunday” where 3 firefighters lost their lives and 3 suffered life-changing injuries – all because they had no way out but a 5th story window.
That’s why we are committed to providing personal safety systems and training to fire departments in need. We achieve this by awarding grants for personal safety bailout systems for firefighters, and offering seminars taught by world class instructors. We hope there’s a day where every firefighter has a way out. And no family, department or community suffers the devastating impact of another “Black Sunday.”