Administrative Medals and Awards 2007
CHIEF THOMAS P. O'BRIEN AWARD
DANIEL A. NASTRO
Bureau of Communications/Fire Alarm Dispatch Unit
Advanced numerous critical projects and programs in the FDNY Bureau of Communications
During the past year, Daniel Nastro has been
involved in a number of projects that have
enhanced the Department’s communications.
The following contributions are some of his
- Coordinated development of Voice Over Internet
Protocol (VOIP) link of fireground radio traffic via
Field Comm and Mobile Command Center vehicles
to FDOC, enabling handie-talkie transmissions
to be monitored at the Operations Center
without the use of repeaters.
- Established--in conjunction with Division 1--
mutual-aid communications procedures on the
Port Authority PATH train system with the Jersey
City Fire Department, following several drills in
both Manhattan and Jersey City.
- Coordinated installation of the Nationwide VHF
tactical (VTAC) & UHF tactical (UTAC) Mutual
Aid channels in various radios for use with surrounding
fire departments for mutual-aid responses
- Coordinated development of a communications
training course for newly promoted Battalion
Chiefs, Captains, designated Battalion Firefighters
and Probationary Firefighters.
- Proposed and developed a communications plan
and equipment for the Incident Management Team
so it can be self-contained with communications
ability during the initial days of deployment.
Based on Mr. Nastro’s tireless efforts to improve
fireground communications, he is presented with the
Chief Thomas P. O’Brien Award.
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