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SCFA Hosts Firefighters From Across US for Joey D Seminar

By JOHN WALTHERS, Senior Correspondent | November 07, 2021 | NEW YORK

Story No. 111421107

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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