M-LFD Extinguishes Rush Hour Car Fire on the Northern State Parkway


On Monday September 21st at approximately 8:30am Companies 3 and 5 were toned out for a vehicle fire on the eastbound Northern State Parkway at Marcus Ave. Engine 8756 was the first unit to respond and was advised by Manhasset-Lakeville Dispatch that via the traffic cams that it was an involved car fire. Upon arrival of Engine 8756 the crew placed (1) 1.75" handline into operation extinguishing the bulk of the fire. Squad 8759 and Engine 8735 also responded and assisted with overhaul and additional tank water. All units were placed back in service with 45 minutes.

 

Photo by Lt. Sean Dolan

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M-LFD Visits Fireman's Home

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Today members of the Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department along with members of many Nassau & Suffolk departments went up to the Fireman's home in Hudson NY for the 10th Anniversary of Long Island day at the home. There was a parade and bar-b-q and we had the opportunity to spend time with one of our own members who is a resident at the home, Robbie Hicks from Company 3 (Uncle of Ex-Chief Neil Hicks, and Ex-Captains Let and Pat Hicks). He gave us a tour of the facility and his room, and introduced us to the staff. It is a very impressive place and nothing like any facility we have ever seen that caters to the elderly firefighters who have given so much to their communities. There is also a very large museum on the grounds which houses many pieces of antique fire apparatus, firefighting equipment, and educational exhibits for children. I recommend every member take a ride up and check it out, and while you're there stop in and see Robbie. He loves visitors.  Story by Deputy Chief Stone.

Pictured from L to R is Lt. Alex Schneider, Ex-Captain Rich Weigele, Deputy Chief Brian Stone, Robbie Hicks, Ex-Chief Neil Hicks, FF Barry Caesar, and Lt. Dan White.

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M-LFD Responds to Overturned Car on the Northern State Parkway


On Saturday August 22, 2015, at 1843 hrs, M-LFD Companies 3, 5 and the Ambulance Unit were dispatched to the westbound Northern State Parkway at Exit 26 for an auto accident with roll over. Chief of Department Scott Garrigan (8703) was the first unit to respond and was advised that the Roslyn Rescue Fire Department Chief of Department was on scene at that everyone was out of the vehicle. E8740, who had a full crew in quarters at the time of the alarm, responded to the scene along with S8759, HR8730, A8767, A8768 and DC8705. A total of four aided were transported to area hospitals by M-LFD EMS and NCPD Ambulances.

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M-LFD Extinguishes Pickup Truck Fire

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On Saturday August 1st, 2015, M-LFD Companies 3 and 5 extinguished this fully involved pickup truck fire in the parking lot of 3333 New Hyde Park Road.  All units were released from the scene by Chief of Department Scott Garrigan (8703) within a half hour.  Photo by K. Candan

 

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Manhasset-Lakeville F.D. Extinguishes Apartment Fire In Great Neck Plaza


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.

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