2023 Lt. Joseph DiBernardo Foundation Seminar
Photo by John Walthers- Suffolk Fire PhotosFirefighter Kent from Troy NY on the Nozzle during Tax payer fire training at the Joey D Seminar.
Photo by John Walthers- Suffolk Fire PhotosFirefighters conduct live fire training at the Joey D Seminar.
Photo by John Walthers- Suffolk Fire PhotosFirefighter Muller from Sayville NY working at the residential fire training evolution at the Joey D Seminar.
Photo by John Walthers- Suffolk Fire PhotosInstructors from Suffolk Fire Academy take time after the residential fire evolution to take a pic with the students.
Photo by John Walthers- Suffolk Fire PhotosRoof operations .
Photo by John Walthers- Suffolk Fire PhotosWading River Firefighter Brendan Donnelly at the Joey D Seminar.
Photo by John Walthers- Suffolk Fire PhotosA Bailout demonstration
Photo by John Walthers- Suffolk Fire PhotosLithium Battery fire demonstration.
YAPHANK, NY - During the weekend of November 3rd to the 4th, the Lt. Joseph DiBernardo Foundation held their annual Joey D Seminar hand-on training at the Suffolk County Fire Academy in Yaphank. The foundation, which is in memory of fallen FDNY Lt. Joseph DiBernardo, raises money and provides grants and training to fire departments with safety in mind.
The foundation's fundraising seminar brings firefighters not just from across Long Island, but from across the US and even from as far as Canada, and trains on various topics ranging from structure fires of both residential and commercial types, roof operations, forcible entry to bail out, and even firefighter down and more.
This year's training brought over 300 firefighters out to the Suffolk Fire Academy for the hands-on training. Instructors from the fire academy, as well as the foundation and even outside vendors taught all the topics in a professional manner and provided lots of feedback to the students throughout the evolutions and after each evolution was completed. It was a great event for all that attended.