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  • FDNY 2011ADMINISTRATIVE

    MEDALS & AWARDS

    Friday, November 18, 2011FDNY Headquarters

    9 MetroTech Center, Brooklyn

  • I N D E X O F M E D A L S

    M E D A L O R AWA R D R E C I P I E N T P A G E

    Electronic Fireground Accountability System (EFAS) Staff 8

    Janet Kimmerly 9

    Natalya Syrov 10

    Henry W. Dingman 11

    Marine Operations Staff 12

    Louis Cendagorta 13

    Frank J. Lindsay 14

    Bureau of Technical Services 15

    Lieutenant Robert D. Brown 16

    Lenore R. Koehler 17

    SFM Robert Pinto FM Matthew D. Donnelly 18

    Document Control Unit 19

    Subway IED Training Staff 20

    Legal Enforcement Unit (LEU) Staff 21

    Laura Squassoni 22

    EMS Lieutenant Ronald Grubert 23

    Bureau of Payroll, Timekeeping & Compliance 24

    EMS Deputy Chief Anthony V. Napoli 25

    On-Line Medical Control (OLMC, aka Telemetry) Facility Staff 26

    Administration Medal

    The Leon Lowenstein Award

    George F. Mand Award

    Chief Thomas P. OBrien Award

    The Fire Commissioners Award for Outstanding Service

    Moe Ginsberg Award

    James J. Johnston Memorial Medal

    Honorary Chief of DepartmentJack Lerch Medal

    The Honorary Fire OfficersAssociation Medal

    Community Mayors Nicholas DeGaeta Award

    Commissioner Martin Scott Medal

    The Fire Commissioners Award for Meritorious Service

    EMS Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD) Commendation

    EMS Office of Medical Affairs (OMA)--Dr. John E. Sheridan Commendation

  • Friday, November 18, 2011FDNY Headquarters, 9 MetroTech Center, Brooklyn

    FDNY 2011 ADMINISTRATIVE MEDALS & AWARDS

    P R O G R A MWelcome: Captain Mark Guerra

    Master of Ceremonies

    Star-Spangled Banner: Firefighter William Arce

    Invocation: Rabbi Joseph Potasnik

    Remarks: Salvatore J. CassanoFire Commissioner

    Edward S. KilduffChief of Department

    Presentation of Medals & Awards: Commissioner CassanoChief Kilduff

    Benediction: Rabbi Potasnik

  • Administrative Medals & Administrative Medals & AAwards 201wards 20111

    EDWARD S. KILDUFFChief of Department

    ROBERT F. SWEENEYChief of Operations

    EDWARD J. BAGGOTTDeputy Assistant Chief, Bureau of Operations

    JERRY Z. GOMBOAssistant Chief, EMS Operations

    CAPTAIN PETER G. TRONOLONEExecutive Officer to the Fire Commissioner

    JOHN A. BENANTIDeputy Commissioner

    DOUGLAS WHITEDeputy Commissioner

    CAROLINE KRETZAssociate Commissioner

    DONAY J. QUEENANAssistant Commissioner

    STEPHEN G. RUSHAssistant Commissioner

    SUZANNE SEBERTAssistant Commissioner

    ROBERT WALLACEAssistant Commissioner

    ADMINISTRAADMINISTRATIVE MEDALS & TIVE MEDALS & AAWWARDS ARDS COMMITTEE 201COMMITTEE 20111

    FDNY

  • It is an honor to welcome everyone as the worlds greatest Fire Department presents its 2011Administrative Medals and Awards.New Yorkers recognize that providing fire and emergency medical service is more than a

    job. It is a calling, one that draws the very bravest and involves facing dangers that many of uscan barely imagine. Every day, the New York City Fire Department demonstrates tremendousskill and courage in responding to crises across the five boroughs. FDNYs civilian and admin-istrative employees play an integral role in keeping their colleagues on the front lines--and mil-lions of their fellow New Yorkers--safe.

    Today, we take this opportunity to applaud the researchers, analysts, inspectors, investiga-tors and others who have dedicated their careers to protecting us and, in doing so, have helpedkeep our Citys fire fatalities at historic lows.

    On behalf of the City of New York, congratulations to all of this years honorees. Pleaseaccept my best wishes for a wonderful ceremony and continued success in your crucial mission.

    Administrative Medals & Administrative Medals & AAwards 201wards 20111

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    Michael R. BloombergMayor

  • Congratulations to the 2011 Administrative Medal and Award winners! Since becoming FireCommissioner, some of the most gratifying ceremonies have been to acknowledge theimportant work of so many FDNY members involved in critical projects and assignmentsthat benefit this Department and the citizens of New York City whom we serve. Not unlike FDNYMedal Day held each June, Administrative Medals & Awards Day represents the best efforts of someof our finest members--civilian and uniformed--who do so much to make this Department the goldstandard in Fire and EMS public service delivery.

    This years ceremony salutes a broad array of winners involved in key administrative, manage-rial and operational programs throughout FDNY. Three of our winners worked to ensure public safe-ty through their efforts in fire prevention and fire education. Several groups applied their expertiseto the development of new Fire and EMS field procedures and protocols. Still others used highlyspecialized skills to advance core areas, such as materials and equipment procurement, Fire andEMS training, information management and Department publishing. Taken together, these individ-uals and work groups represent some of the finest efforts undertaken by the FDNY during the prioryear and stand as a benchmark of what it takes to keep this or any other organization in the fore-front--skill, determination and a commitment to excellence.

    I want to extend my congratulations to all the individuals being honored today, as well as theirco-workers and families who stand behind them each and every day. I look forward to the comingyear during which our work force of 15,000 Firefighters, EMS personnel and civilian professionalswill work together to face whatever challenges may lie ahead. For it is only through our efforts--likethose who came before us during our 146-year history of service to New York City--that wellremain the worlds greatest Fire Department.

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    Salvatore J. CassanoCommissioner

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    DEPUTY COMMISSIONERS

    FRANCIS X. GRIBBONPublic Information

    JOHN A. BENANTITechnology &

    Support Services

    DOUGLAS WHITEAdministration

    DANIEL SHACKNAI

    FDNY CHAPLAINSMonsignor John Delendick

    Monsignor Marc Filacchione

    Reverend Stephen Harding

    Father Joseph Hoffman

    Father Christopher Keenan

    Rabbi Joseph PotasnikDr. Kerry Kelly

    CHIEF MEDICALOFFICER

    BUREAU OFHEALTH SERVICES

    Dr. David J. PrezantCHIEF MEDICALOFFICER

    SPECIAL ADVISOR FOR HEALTH POLICY

    Dr. John FreeseCHIEF MEDICALDIRECTOR

    EMS OFFICE OFMEDICAL AFFAIRS

    JOSEPH MASTROPIETROFacilities

    MICHELE J. MAGLIONERecruitment & Diversity

    MARGO G. FERRANDINOEqual Employment

    Opportunity

    JAMES BASILEFleet Services

    DONALD STANTONTechnology

    Development & Systems

    DONAY J. QUEENANHuman Resources

    STEPHEN G. RUSHBudget and Finance

    SUZANNE SEBERTFamily Assistance

    ROBERT WALLACEInvestigations and Trials

    KAY ELLISFleet Services

    ASSISTANT COMMISSIONERS

    MICHAEL VECCHIManagement Initiatives

    CAROLINE KRETZIntergovernmental Affairs

    FIRST DEPUTY COMMISSIONER

    EDWARD S. KILDUFF

    CHIEF OF DEPARTMENT

    ASSOCIATE COMMISSIONERS

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    FDNY STAFF CHIEFS

    Robert F. SweeneyChief of Operations

    Joseph W. PfeiferAssistant Chief,

    Counterterrorism &Emergency Preparedness

    Edward J. Baggott Deputy Assistant Chief, Bureau of Operations

    William C. SeeligDeputy Assistant Chief,

    Chief of Special Operations Command

    Thomas M. JensenChief of Fire Prevention

    Ronald R. SpadaforaAssistant Chief,

    Chief of Logistics

    Stephen A. RaynisDeputy Assistant Chief,

    Chief of Safety and InspectionServices Command

    Thomas R. GalvinChief of Training

    James J. Manahan, Jr.Assistant Chiefof Operations

    Richard S. TobinAssistant Chief

    of Fire Prevention

    Joseph M. WoznicaDeputy Assistant Chief

    Fire Prevention

    Michael F. Gala, Jr.Battalion Chief,

    Chief of Personnel

    John MooneyDeputy Assistant Chief,

    Training

    Robert G. ByrnesChief Fire Marshal

    J. David LynnAssistant Chief Fire Marshal

    Robert J. Boyce, Jr.Deputy Assistant Chief,

    Chief of Communications

    Robert MaynesDeputy Assistant Chief,

    Chief of Planning

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    SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND

    Deputy Chief James D. Daly, Jr.

    Division 1

    Deputy ChiefThomas E. McKavanagh

    Division 3

    Deputy ChiefRaymond M. Stanton

    Division 6

    Deputy Chief James F. Mulrenan

    Division 7

    Deputy Chief Richard J. Howe

    Division 8

    Deputy ChiefJames E. Campbell

    Division 11

    Deputy Chief James A. DiDomenico

    Division 13

    Deputy Chief Mark A. Ferran

    Division 14

    Deputy ChiefWayne Cartwright

    Division 15

    Deputy Chief Nicholas Del Re

    Haz-Mat Operations

    Battalion Chief Stephen J. Geraghty

    Rescue Operations

    Battalion Chief James C. DaltonMarine Operations

    Kevin M. ButlerDeputy Assistant Chief

    Bronx

    James E. LeonardDeputy Assistant Chief

    Brooklyn

    James E. EspositoAssistant Chief

    Manhattan

    John SudnikDeputy Assistant Chief

    Queens

    Michael F. MarroneDeputy Assistant Chief

    Staten Island

    BOROUGH COMMANDERS

    DIVISION COMMANDERS

    FDNY STAFF CHIEFS

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    EMS DIVISION COMMANDERS

    BUREAU OF EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE

    Abdo NahmodChief

    Bureau of EMS

    Jerry Z. GomboAssistant Chief

    EMS Operations

    CHIEF OFFICERS

    Marylou AurrichioChief EMS Division 4

    Fredrick V. VillaniDivision Chief

    Planning & Strategy

    Robert A. HannafeyChief EMS Division 3

    James P. BoothChief EMS Division 2

    Rosario TerranovaDivision Chief

    EMS Operations

    Janice OlszewskiChief EMS Division 5

    Ann M. FittonDivision Chief

    BOT--EMS Division

    Michael J. FittonDeputy Assistant Chief

    Emergency Medical Dispatch

    Frances M. PascaleChief EMS Division 1

    John J. PeruggiaAssistant Chief

    EMS Operations

  • The Administration Medal was created in 1914 toencourage uniformed and civilian members tostudy Department problems and develop viablesolutions. The staff members of the FDNY ElectronicFireground Accountability System (EFAS) project havedone just that by addressing and automating the existingmayday system. This application is designed to greatlyenhance the safety of FDNY Firefighters and Officers.

    Historically, when an emergency alert signal wastransmitted by a Firefighter, the Incident Commander(IC) and FAST unit would have to decipher the internalradio code designation displayed on the LCD screens oftheir handie-talkies in order to identify the member.EFAS has given the IC the ability to monitor all emer-gency alert signals via the mobile data terminal (MDT).Using the existing Electronic Bureau of Fire (EBF-4 orelectronic riding list) and the handie-talkie spare radio list(which is updated hourly), EFAS gives the IC the abilityto immediately identify the member making an emer-gency transmission without referring to the Divisionspare radio list or deciphering the internal radio code.This saves precious seconds when a member is in trouble

    and the FAST Unit needs to be activated. EFAS will helpsave Firefighters lives.

    EFAS currently is in service City-wide in all Divisionsand Battalions, as well as in FieldComm. Additionally,EFAS is a building block in FDNYs Fireground Account-ability Program (FGAP), which serves as a critical goal ofthe Department to maintain the safety and accountability ofeach FDNY member during every incident.

    The ultimate goal is to ensure that all Firefightersreturn from their respective assignments unharmed.Through the use of technology, EFAS is one applicationin a suite of applications that work to improve firegroundaccountability and increase the safety of each Firefighterwhile on the job.

    In sum, EFAS will assist the FAST unit to ensure thatany member who transmits a mayday or activates his/heremergency alert tone button on his/her handie-talkie willbe tracked and identified properly so that necessaryresources can be deployed. For this reason, the above-mentioned individuals are presented with the prestigiousAdministration Medal.

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    ADMINISTRATION MEDAL

    ELECTRONIC FIREGROUND ELECTRONIC FIREGROUND ACCOUNTACCOUNTABILITYABILITY SYSTEM (EFSYSTEM (EFAS) STAS) STAFF: AFF: Arlene Hoffman, Project Manager; Battalion Chief Thomas S. Riley, Co-Manager

    Lieutenant Thomas A. Woska, R&D; Captain Eric Sacknoff, R&DCaptain Patrick J. Woods, R&D; Firefighter George T. Grammas, R&D

    Horacio H. Mauri, Deputy Director, R&D; Ruben D. Estevez, Radio Repair Mechanic, R&DOFFICE OF SAFETY COMMAND

    Developed the Electronic Fireground Accountability System (EFAS) to improve and automate the mayday system

  • Janet Kimmerly serves as Editor of WNYF, theDepartments quarterly training magazine, with apaid circulation of 11,000. She was hired in 1997 andtasked with rejuvenating WNYF, which for the first timein decades, had missed deadlines and failed to publishconsistently. She soon got the publication back on track,reaching out to uniformed personnel and encouragingmany new writers to contribute articles on major fires andother emergency incidents, with the goal of improvingfire training, operations and response.

    She has performed this work admirably, cultivatingand introducing many new Fire Officers and Firefightersas writers and helping craft and polish their articles withthe objective of educating and informing. And, she madeevery deadline since taking the helm.

    In addition to Ms. Kimmerlys core duties as WNYF

    Editor, she has provided editorial support on a number ofother lengthy and important published documents duringthe years, including Medal Day Books, the agencysannual reports, several books and various special reports,as well as four Strategic Plan documents that have beencrucial guides to rebuilding the Department in the yearsfollowing the September 11, 2001, attacks.

    The Leon Lowenstein Award, which was establishedin 1962, is awarded to a member of the Department whohas provided exceptional service for the Department, inrecognition of outstanding contribution and devotion toduty. For her editorial leadership with WNYF and herskilled contributions writing, editing and proofreadingnumerous important Department publications during thepast 14 years, Janet Kimmerly is presented with TheLeon Lowenstein Award.

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    THE LEON LOWENSTEIN AWARD

    JANETJANET KIMMERLKIMMERLYYWNYF Editor

    Publications UnitOFFICE OF PUBLIC INFORMATION

    Rejuvenated WNYF (With New York Firefighters), the official training publication of theFDNY, and provided writing, editing and proofreading for other key Department publications

  • The George F. Mand Award, established in 1966, ispresented to a Department member whose workduring the prior calendar year led to the improve-ment of Fire Department services. By developingFDNYs first custom, web-based survey application,Natalya Syrov, Programmer, Map Bureau, Research &Analysis Unit, took responsibility and exhibitedresourcefulness, attributes required for this award.

    In the past, members would complete surveys byhand and submit them, via Department mail, to theBureau of Management Analysis & Planning (MAP).MAP then would dedicate several employees to enter thedata for these surveys. Depending on the volume of sur-veys received and the deadline given, other projects weredelayed and compensatory time was given to completethe data entry and reports.

    Ms. Syrovs application em...

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