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Administrative Medals and Awards 2007

HONORARY CHIEF OF DEPARTMENT JACK LERCH MEDAL

HONORARY CHIEF OF DEPARTMENT JACK LERCH MEDAL

ANDY M. DIAMOND
Bureau of Fleet and Technical Services

Ensured the critical operability of FDNY apparatus

In almost 30 years of service to the Department, Andy Diamond, Director, Fleet Services/ 34th Street Operations, consistently has performed in an exemplary manner. His devotion and work ethic both inspire and bring out the best in numerous employees within the Bureau of Fleet and Technical Services.

Mr. Diamond’s experience, technical expertise, knowledge of fire apparatus and problemsolving capabilities have made him an authority on fire apparatus.

Aside from his day-to-day responsibilities, Mr. Diamond has been part of a small group of Department employees who perform critical monitoring of FDNY’s primary apparatus manufacturer, Seagrave. His efforts in this regard have been invaluable in ensuring that apparatus are repaired in a timely and accurate fashion.

For example, in 2006, a tower ladder was sent to the repair facility after the bucket’s “L” bracket broke away from the ladder’s boom. During the course of the investigation to find the cause, deficiencies were identified in the design and manufacture of this apparatus component.

The Department obtained the services of a third-party consultant to review the matter and develop a plan for corrective action. Without the day-to-day input and guidance of Mr. Diamond, the project/issue would not have been corrected or the necessary modifications made as quickly.

In recognition of his accomplishments, Andy Diamond is presented with the Honorary Chief of
Department Jack Lerch Medal.

 

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