Phone Number: 631.277.7602 Ext. 1828
Daniel Pontecorvo’s professional career spans 40 years with extensive background and core experience in the fields of emergency response, planning, training preparedness, business continuity, fire and life safety as well as prevention. Pontecorvo is a specialist in the field of hazardous materials and terrorism. His background includes Fire Safety Instructor, Environmental Health & Safety / OSHA Leadership, Emergency Response Planning and Exercises as well as Standard and Code Compliance. A retired FDNY Lieutenant and Instructor, Pontecorvo has worked in all five New York City boroughs and received a number of unit citations for outstanding emergency and hazardous materials operations. Pontecorvo also developed the training curriculum and instructed FDNY first responders in HazMat Awareness, Operations and Technician at the FDNY Training Academy (at Randall’s Island) and taught a course on “Hazardous Material Operations” as an adjunct professor at John Jay College.
Prior to his assignment at FDNY Hazardous Material Company #1 (Haz-Mat 1), Pontecorvo was detailed to the FDNY Research & Development Unit on Randall’s Island. Pontecorvo was tasked with developing and designing a life-saving device for firefighters which led to the creation of the Personal Alert Safety System (P.A.S.S.). This device was created to set-off an alarm when a firefighter fails to move within 30 seconds and serves as a means of signaling for help should a firefighter be injured, trapped or unconscious. The FDNY received an endowment from major banks to purchase thousands of these devices and Pontecorvo received a Certificate of Appreciation from both the FDNY and New York City Mayor Ed Koch.
Most recently, Pontecorvo was a Senior Specialist as part of the Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) team for Con Edison, where he participated on safety committees to ensure best safe practices on fire and life safety measures while acting as a liaison with Federal, State and Local authorities to ensure compliance for Con Edison facilities. He also responded to Superstorm Sandy by providing guidelines for the transport, handling and storage of Liquefied Petroleum Gasoline (LPG) cylinders to various field sites.
Pontecorvo has been a U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety & Environmental Protection Staff Officer for over 15 years. He is also a trained docent at the World Trade Center 9/11 Tribute Museum.
Pontecorvo holds an Associate of Art (A.A.) Degree in Design Drafting from New York City Community College, a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree in Industrial Engineering from Pratt Institute, as well as both a Bachelor of Art (B.A.) Degree in Fire Science and a Master of Science (M.S.) Degree in Fire Protection Management from John Jay College of Criminal Justice.