Administrative Medals and Awards 2007
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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