SCFA Hosts Firefighters From Across US for Joey D Seminar
By JOHN WALTHERS, Senior Correspondent | November 07, 2021 | NEW YORK
Story No. 111421107
Photo by John Walthers- Suffolk Fire PhotosFirefighters from Various agencies across the US came to Yaphank for the Lt. Joseph DiBernardo Foundation Seminar. Pictured here firefighters are working on Roof Cuts with Eckert Fire Tactics LLC.
Photo by John Walthers- Suffolk Fire PhotosFirefighters from Centereach worked with other firefighters from across the country on training on Taxpayer structure fires. Centerach Probie Frankie Vererame and another company 2 member Vito G work on putting water on fire to make the push into the building at the Joey D Seminar 2021.
Photo by John Walthers- Suffolk Fire PhotosFirefighters operate on the top floor of a residential structure fire training building at the Joey D Seminar.
Photo by John Walthers- Suffolk Fire PhotosA firefighters works on bail out training at the Joey D Seminar 2021.
Photo by John Walthers- Suffolk Fire PhotosLPG Gas fire training was conducted at 2021's Joey D seminar on Long Island.
Photo by John Walthers- Suffolk Fire PhotosAdvanced Auto Extrication training at 2021's Joey D seminar on Long Island.
Photo by John Walthers- Suffolk Fire PhotosCentereach Firefighters do Forcible Entry training with FDNY Lt Mike Ciampo
Photo by John Walthers- Suffolk Fire PhotosThe instructors and Director of SCFA took a moment for a quick photo after all the training was over. Thank you to Suffolk Fire Academy for having us.
Yaphank N.Y.- On the Weekend of Friday November 5th to Sunday November 7th 2021 the Lieutenant Joseph DiBernardo Foundation held their annual training seminar on Long Island after a brief 1 yr hiatus due to the pandemic the seminar returned to having hands on training at the Suffolk County Fire Academy. The Instructors from the Academy as well as other vendors hosted students from across the Country. While on site firefighters worked with other firefighters from other departments in their classes, they signed up for to Extinguish different types of fires, perform rope rescues , do extrication , Learn different cuts of roofs, learn how to bail out properly, learn how to rescue a down firefighter and so much more.
Approx 250-300 firefighters trained for 2 days to refine their techniques. EMS was on site for the duration of the training both days in case of any injuries On Sunday a seminar was held off site where guest lecturers came in and talked to the students and taught different classes. It was a long but very meaningful weekend of learning for all involved.
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