Firefighters in Mecklenburg County, NC trained to remember today on the anniversary of the Black Sunday fire. A donation in honor of Joey allowed them to build the props and supply the equipment needed for a bailout drill. What did your department do to remember today? http://www.joeydfoundation.org/cornelius-lemley-fire-rescu…/
On this 11th anniversary of the Black Sunday Fire, we remember John Bellew, Curt Meyran, Richie Sclafani, and Joey DiBernardo who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their community. We also honor Brendan Cawley, Jeff Cool, and Eugene Stolowski who bravely live with the effects of this tragedy every day. Please keep all of these men and their families close to your hearts today.
Have you signed up for the 2016 Lt. Joseph P. DiBernardo Memorial Foundation Seminar? Don't miss out on this opportunity for some great fire department training and one-on-one interaction with your instructors at a special meet and greet. Reserve your spot and share with a buddy - you won't want to miss this! http://www.joeydfoundation.org/seminars/2016-seminar/
Can you imagine being forced to jump 5 stories into the alley below? Well, 6 brave members of the FDNY did just that in the Bronx on January 23, 2005. Two firemen did not survive the jump, and the other 4 were critically injured. One of those 4 (my son) died in 2011, as a result of those injuries. This day came to be known as Black Sunday, because a Brooklyn firefighter also lost his life that day in a collapse. As the 11th anniversary of Black Sunday approaches, please remember these 7 men in your thoughts and prayers. Three of these men may still be alive but that does not mean they are free from emotional and physical pain on a daily basis.
We received a Christmas card from our good friend Captain Bob Farrell at Fire Hooks Unlimited with a special surprise for the Foundation. Along with his holiday greetings, Bob sent a generous gift of $10,000 to help the Lt. Joseph P. DiBernardo Memorial Foundation continue to train and equip firefighters. http://www.joeydfoundation.org/christmas-card/
There are several ways that you can show your support for firefighters throughout North America, join the Lt. Joseph P. DiBernardo Memorial Foundation for this global day of giving. #GivingTuesday RSVP and share the Foundation’s #GivingTuesday event with your families and friends today: https://www.facebook.com/events/1113957998615055/
Today marks the fourth anniversary of the passing of Lt. Joseph P. DiBernardo, "Joey D." Please take some time to remember Joey and all of the support, brotherhood, and experience that he shared with the fire service. Keep Joey's family in your thoughts and prayers as they, along with his friends, continue his legacy through the Lt. Joseph P. DiBernardo Memorial Foundation.
Thank you to Dave Topczynski, our Newport News Firefighter's Association liaison for the Foundation, for all his hard work for the Foundation, and to Capt. Mike Dugan for his class at the Lt. Joey D Seminar - VA! Special Thanks to Norfolk Fire Museum and Real Fire Training!
Thank you to Van Johnson and the Coram FD for hosting the great class given by Mark Gregory and Christopher G Eysser. Thank you to the Foundation volunteers and the attendees. There would be no Foundation without you. We would like to see more of you come out next time.