On Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 6:49PM, Manhasset-Lakeville F.D. Companies 3, 4, 5 and the Ambulance Unit were dispatched to 40 Schenck Avenue for a reported apartment fire. Multiple M-LFD Chiefs responded to the alarm and were advised that NCPD units were confirming a fire in an apartment on the first floor. EMS Fly Car 8799 arrived on scene in one minute and reported “smoke showing” and that NCPD units were evacuating the building.
Tower Ladder 8744 was the first piece of apparatus on scene. The Officer of TL8744, Captain Stepanek, located a fire in an apartment on the first floor and requested a hose line while his inside team used its water can to hold the fire back. After hearing the Captain’s report, Chief of Department Garrigan (8703) transmitted a “Signal 10” for a working fire in an apartment building. A 1 ¾” hose line was stretched by the crew of Engine 8735 to the apartment and used to extinguish the fire. A second 1 ¾” hose line was stretched by the crew of Engine 8740 but not used. All primary and secondary were negative, and crews checked the adjoining apartments for extension, which was also negative. All units were released from the scene within an hour.