M-LFD Extinguishes Great Neck Car Fire

Car Fire 3-15-18

On March 15, 2018 at approximately 8:43 p.m., M-LFD Company 3 was dispatched to a reported car fire at 114 Susquehanna Ave. DC Mazurkiewicz (8703) and all three pieces of apparatus from Company 3 were on scene within minutes of the alarm and confirmed an involved vehicle fire in the driveway of 114 Susquehanna Avenue. The fire was quickly extinguished by a hose-line off of E8735. All units were released from the scene within a half hour.


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M-LFD Makes Quick Work of Manhasset House Fire

Plandome Rd Signal 10

On March 7, 2018, M-LFD responded to over 30 calls as a result of the Nor'easter hitting our area. At approximately 11:06 p.m., M-LFD Companies 2 and 4 were taking up from a wires down call when they were notified by M-LFD Dispatch of a call for a possible house fire with people trapped at 860 Plandome Road in Manhasset. Q8728 was the first unit to respond and arrive on scene and encountered fire coming out of the 2nd floor window of the residence . A Signal 10 was transmitted for the working house fire , and Q8728 immediately stretched a hose line into the residence to extinguish the fire. The crew from L8743, which also responded from the previous alarm conducted a search of the home and determined all occupants were out of the home. A second precautionary hose line was stretched, but not utilized. Crews from Companies 1, 2, 3 and 4 conducted extensive overhaul of the second floor of the residence to ensure the fire had not spread to the attic. The M-LFD Ambulance Unit stood by at scene to provide rehabilitation to the firefighters as well as medical support. The Port Washington Fire Department responded to the scene and stood by as a Firefighter Assistance and Search Team (FAST) with R8522 and C8500.Other M-LFD Units on Scene included all five M-LFD Chiefs, E8711, E8712, Q8728, TL8720, E8735, HR8730, L8743, E8740, A8768 and A8769. All crews were released from the scene by Chief of Department Pisani (8702) by 1 a.m. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Nassau County Fire Marshal's Office.


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M-LFD Extinguishes Sunday Morning Car Fire

On Sunday, November 12, 2017, at around 9:14 a.m., while en route to North Shore University Hospital, A8767 alerted Manhasset-Lakeville dispatch to a car fire at the intersection of Northern Blvd and Allen Drive in Great Neck. DC8703 responded from the previous aided case and arrived on scene to confirm a fully involved vehicle fire. E8735 and E8733 responded and extinguished the fire.

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M-LFD Extinguishes Basement Fire

Nassau Rd Basement Fire

On Saturday, July 22, 2017 at approximately 3:14 p.m., M-LFD Companies 3, 4 and 5 were dispatched to 73 Nassau Road for a reported house fire. Deputy Chief Gobbo (8704) was the first unit to respond and was advised by M-LFD dispatch that they had received a phone call from a passerby reporting smoke coming from the eaves of the home. DC8704 and E8740 arrived on scene within minutes of the alarm and found smoke venting from the attic of the home. With this, the M-LFD Ambulance Unit was requested to the scene. The crew of E8740, lead by Captain Dolan forced entry into the unoccupied home and located a contents fire in the basement. A hoseline was stretched and brought into the home to extinguish the fire, which was contained to just one room in the basement. The crew of L8743, E8758 and E8735 assisted with overhaul and venting the residence. 

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M-LFD Extinguishes Vehicle Fire with Extension to Building

Car Fire

On Thursday, July 6, 2017, at 12:07 a.m., M-LFD Company 2 was dispatched to 444 Community Drive for a reported vehicle fire. Deputy Chief Rice (8701) was the first unit to respond and arrive on scene, and found a fully engulfed van fire which was beginning to spread to the exterior portion of the building. With this, Companies 1 and 3 were added to the alarm. The crew of Q8728 arrived on scene and stretched a hoseline to begin to knock down the fire. The crew of E8712 stretched a second line off of Q8728 to assist in extinguishing the fire. Other units on scene included TL8720, E8735 and E8733. The interior of the building was checked for extension and a significant smoke condition was vented. The M-LFD Ambulance Unit was requested to the scene and responded to treat two patients with carbon monoxide exposure. All units were released by Deputy Chief Rice after operating for approximately 2 hours.

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M-LFD Elects New Chief of Department

New Chief 2017

On April 6, 2017, the Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department elected new Department officers. Mark Kiess completed his term as Chief of Department and was presented with his Ex-Chief’s helmet by newly elected Chief of Department Christopher Pisani. Chief Pisani (8702) will serve as the Chief of Department for 2016-2017. His Deputy Chiefs for 2016-2017 are: 1st Deputy Brian Stone (8705), 2nd Deputy Craig Gobbo (8704), 3rd Deputy William Mazurkiewicz (8703) and newly elected 4th Deputy Michael Rice (8701).

Also at this meeting, Konata Ragin of Company # 3 was sworn in for his 2nd year as Department President. John Nash of Company # 2 was elected to the position of Vice President, Robert Fener of Company # 4 was elected to the position of Sergeant at Arms, Michael Fener of Company # 4 was elected to the position of Treasurer and Mitchell Levine of the Ambulance Unit was elected Department Secretary. Also elected were Brian Levings of Company # 4 to the position of Assistant Treasurer and Ex-Chief Michael Uttaro of Company # 5 to the position of Judge Advocate.

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Manhasset-Lakeville F.D. Extinguishes Early Morning North Hills House Fire

Manhasset-Lakeville F.D. Extinguishes Early Morning North Hills House Fire

On Monday, December 19, 2016, at 6:05 a.m., M-LFD Companies 1, 2, 3 and the Ambulance Unit were dispatched to a reported structure fire at 43 Hanover Court in North Hills. Chief of Department Kiess (8701) was the first to respond, and upon his arrival on the scene transmitted a Signal 10. E8725 was the first fire apparatus to respond and quickly stretched a line into the home to begin knocking down the fire. The crews of E8712 and 8735 stretched an additional line while the crew of TL8720 vented the structure and checked the adjoined residence for extension. The Port Washington Fire Department responded to the scene as the FAST, and the fire was placed under control after around an hour of operating. For additional photos, please click here.


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M-LFD Honors Holocaust Survivor

M-LFD Honors Holocaust Survivor

On Sunday November 13, 2016 members of the Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department attended a ceremony at the Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center of Nassau County honoring Holocaust survivor George Oscar Lee who created the first professional Fire Brigade & Police Department in the Fohrenwald Displaced Persons camp. The Föhrenwald displaced persons camp was one of the largest DP camps in post-World War II Europe and the last to close (in 1957). It was located in the section now known as Waldram in Wolfratshausen in Bavaria, Germany. 2nd Deputy Chief Stone presented Mr. Lee, who is a resident of the Manhasset-Lakeville District, with a plaque from the department recognizing his contribution to the fire service.

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M-LFD Extinguishes Lake Success House Fire

M-LFD Extinguishes Lake Success House Fire

On Saturday, November 12, 2016, at approximately 6:34 p.m., M-LFD Companies 3, 4, 5 and the Ambulance Unit were dispatched to 59 Meadow Woods Road, in the Village of Lake Success for a reported bedroom fire. Deputy Chief Stone (8705) was the first to respond and was advised by M-LFD Dispatch that the Lake Success Police Department was on scene reporting a working fire. Deputy Chief Stone arrived within minutes and transmitted a Signal 10 for a working fire, with heavy fire exposing from the 2nd floor on his arrival.

Engine 8740 was the first apparatus on scene and after picking up a hydrant stretched an 1 3/4'' handline to the second floor of the home to begin to extinguish the fire. A second hoseline was was then stretched by the crew of E8758.

Q8728 was requested to the scene and crews from Companies 2 and 3 assisted with opening the attic of the home and extinguishing the fire which had extended to it.

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FF Chuck Karen's Name Added to Patriot Park


On September 10, 2016, M-LFD gathered at Patriot's Park in Manhasset as Chuck Karen's name was added to the monument there by the commissioners of the Manhasset Park District. Chuck passed away earlier this year from 9/11 related illness. Chuck was a police officer in the NYPD's 73rd precinct and spent countless hours at the world trade center site in the aftermath of the attacks.

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