Joe Minogue is active with the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) where he serves as the Liaison to FDNY and the Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors. He is a New York State NFFF Lead Advocate in Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Joe currently is the Stair Climb coordinator for the National Stair Climb in New York City.
He has been an active participant in the development and or delivery of Stress First Aid, Curbside Manner, After Action Review, Courage To Be Safe (CTBS) and the Leadership, Accountability, Culture, and Knowledge (LACK) courses. Every October, during the National Memorial Service at the National Fire Academy, Joe is part of the Command Staff team, which organizes the events to pay tribute to those lost in the Line of Duty.
Joe is a retired Lieutenant from the FDNY. He started his FDNY career in Engine 289 and worked in Ladder 153 and Engine 229. After the terrorist attack on September 11th, Joe became one of the FDNY Buglers. Shortly after his promotion to Lieutenant he was made the Commanding Officer for the FDNY Ceremonial Unit. Joe was Field Lieutenant in Brooklyn Engine Company 290 and also in Ladder Company 103.
Joe has always been an active part of his community; in 1974 he started his Fire Service experience as a member of the Sound Beach Fire Department in New York. Joe served in the United States Air Force Fire Service at McChord Air Force Base from 1978 to 1982. He then transferred to the Active Reserves at McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey. While stationed at McChord AFB, Joe served as a live-in firefighter with the Spanaway Fire Department, Spanaway, Washington. He currently serves in the Bethpage Fire Department, Bethpage, NY. In the Bethpage Fire Department he has served as a Firefighter, lieutenant, Captain, Training officer, and latter served as a publicly elected New York State Fire Commissioner for the Bethpage Fire District.
Joe currently possesses a Social Science Bachelor’s degree.