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Administrative Medals and Awards 2007

THE FIRE COMMISSIONER'S AWARD FOR MERITORIOUS SERVICE

THE FIRE COMMISSIONER'S AWARD FOR MERITORIOUS SERVICE

LIEUTENANT PATRICK J. DILLON
EMS Operations, City-wide ALS Coordinator

Ensured medical resources availability on FDNY ambulances agency-wide

As City-wide ALS Coordinator, Lieutenant Patrick Dillon personally oversees the application of a multi-million-dollar budgetary allocation for the acquisition of all medications used on FDNY ambulances and specialty medical resources.

Additionally, he supervises the Paramedic Medication Coordinators, overseeing the appropriate and effective distribution of medications and supplies to field depots and a staff of Paramedics assigned to the EMS Pharmacy. This unit was developed to maintain and restock medication inserts and various ALS supplies used by field Paramedic resources.

In one year as the City-wide ALS Coordinator, Lieutenant Dillon has implemented a number of cost-saving initiatives and programs. Modernization of the EMS pharmacy system to enhance ordering and delivery of medications has been completed, allowing PAR (average) levels to be maintained at all EMS facilities.

Additionally, he spearheaded conversion of the medication-ordering process to acquire necessary medications off of various existing contracts, allowing the Department to purchase the required products at significant cost savings.

Also under his tenure, a never-before-used medication expiration tracking system was developed and implemented to identify the shelf life and expiration dates of existing medication caches. This initiative allows the Department to track inventory and orders, based on expiration needs versus standard volume and thus minimize waste and unnecessary expenditures.

Because Lieutenant Patrick Dillon has directly contributed to the efficiency of his area of responsibility and created a significant cost savings for the Department through a modernized and efficient approach, he is presented with The Fire Commissioner’s Award for Meritorious Service.

 

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