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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Manhasset-Lakeville F.D. Elects New Chief of Department Scott Garrigan


On Thursday, April 9, 2015 at Manhasset-Lakeville F.D. Company #3’s firehouse in Thomaston, 1st Deputy Chief Scott Garrigan was elected and sworn-in as the new Chief of Department.  This evening was extra special for Chief Garrigan as he is also celebrating his 25-year anniversary with the department in 2015.  Now Ex-Chief Michael Farrone, who served as a Chief Officer from 2010-2015, was honored for his years of service to the department.  Ex-Captain Brian Stone of Company #5 was elected the new department’s new 4th Deputy Chief.  Also being honored this evening were several 25-year members including Chief of Department Scott Garrigan, Ex-Chief Kyle Dugger, Ex-Captain John Dolan, Ex-Captain Mitchell Levine and Firefighter Denis McGee.  Preston “Lett” Hicks Sr. is also celebrating his 50th anniversary with the Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department.

 

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Manhasset-Lakeville Goes To Work at Plandome Manor House Fire


On Friday, February 13, 2015 at 5:02PM, Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department Companies 1, 2, 3 and the Ambulance Unit were dispatched to the intersection of Bourndale Road North and Chester Drive for a reported house fire in that vicinity. Chief of Department Farrone (8705), Deputy Chief Kiess (8701) and Ambulance 8767 were the first units to respond and were advised of a direct call from a resident stating that they see a house on fire in that area. Seconds later, the dispatcher advised the units that multiple calls were being received through Firecom all reporting a house fire at 32 Brookwald Drive. With this information, Chief Farrone requested the Port Washington Fire Department be requested for a F.A.S.T. (Firefighter Assist & Search Team).

Ambulance 8767 was the first unit to arrive on scene and reported “smoke showing” and confirmed that all occupants were out of the house. Deputy Chief Kiess (8701) arrived on the scene two minutes later and transmitted a “Signal 10” for a working fire in a 2 ½-story private dwelling. Deputy Chief Kiess reported that he had smoke pushing from all sides of the structure and visible fire in the rear. 

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M-LFD Makes Quick Work of Apartment Fire on Welwyn Road in GN Plaza


On Monday, February 2, 2015 at 10:13am, Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department Companies 3, 4, 5 and the Ambulance Unit were dispatched to a reported apartment fire on Welwyn Road in Great Neck Plaza.  Chief of Department Michael Farrone (8705) was the first unit to respond and was advised of calls received through Firecom reporting a fire in an apartment on the second floor.  While en route, the dispatcher advised that NCPD units were on scene confirming a fire.  M-LFD Ex-Chief Brian Morris arrived on the scene first and reported “smoke showing” to Chief Farrone, who transmitted a “Signal 10” when he arrived.

Engine 8735 was the first piece of apparatus to arrive on the scene and stretched a 1” ¾ hose line to the fire apartment, which was located on the second floor of the three-story apartment building.  Engine 8740 arrived second-due and stretched a second 1” ¾ hose line off Engine 8735.  All searches were negative and the fire was contained to one bedroom in the apartment and there was no extension to the floor above.  All occupants were removed from the fire apartment prior to the M-LFD’s arrival and one occupant was transported to a local area hospital by Ambulance 8767 to be evaluated.

The Nassau County Fire Marshal’s office was notified for an immediate investigation and all units were released from the scene within one hour and fifteen minutes.

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M-LFD Extinguishes Working Fire In Abandoned Catering Hall


 On January 23rd, 2015 at 9:14am, Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department Companies 3 and 4 were dispatched to 380 Northern Boulevard for reported smoke from the building.  Deputy Chief Candan (8704) was the first unit to respond and was advised by the dispatcher that additional calls were being received all reporting smoke from the building and that they were upgrading the alarm assignment to a structure fire.  Two minutes later, Deputy Chief Candan arrived on the scene reporting smoke showing and transmitted a “Signal 10” for working building fire in a 100'x50' two-story abandoned catering hall.

Engine 8725 was the first piece of apparatus to arrive on the scene and stretched a 2 ½” hose line to the front of the building, which had been vacant since 2003.  While additional units were arriving on the scene, Deputy Chief Candan received several reports from civilians that a squatter resided within the building.  Units were able to safely perform searches throughout the building, which were all negative.  During the search units were able to locate the seat of the fire, which was on the second floor rear of the building.  Two 2 ½” hose lines were used to knock down the fire, which was brought under control within forty five minutes.

Due to the size of the building and unknown volume of fire, Deputy Chief Candan requested two additional tower ladders to the scene on the transmission of the working fire; one from the Great Neck Vigilant Fire Company (TL8324) and one from the New Hyde Park Fire Department (TL175).  Both units were put to work immediately upon their arrival and the Great Neck Alert Fire Company responded to the scene as the F.A.S.T. (Firefighter Assist & Search Team) with Ladder 826.  Several neighboring departments provided stand-by coverage during the incident.

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Motor Vehicle Accident with Car Fire Creates Major Traffic Jam on Lakeville Road During Rush-Hour


On Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014 at 5:07PM, Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department Companies 4, 5 and the Ambulance Unit were dispatched to in front of 318 Lakeville Road in Lake Success for a reported motor vehicle accident with fire. Chief Farrone (8705) and Deputy Chiefs Kiess (8701) and Candan (8704) all responded to the call simultaneously and were advised of a reported motor vehicle accident with possible fire. 

Due to the accident, traffic was at a stand-still on Lakeville Road, which made it very difficult for responding apparatus to arrive at the scene. Despite the heavy congestion, Deputy Chief Candan arrived on scene and confirmed a minor accident with a working vehicle fire. Squad 8759 was the first piece of apparatus to arrive, followed by Engine 8740. Both units stretched 1” ¾ hoselines and extinguished the fire. Ambulances 8767 and 8769 and Ladder 8743 were also on the scene. 

Lakeville Road was shutdown in both directions for about thirty minutes by the Lake Success Police Department while firefighters extinguished the fully-involved vehicle. There were no reported injuries from the passengers of either vehicle involved in the accident and all units were released from the scene within thirty minutes by Chief of Department Farrone.

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