Manhasset-Lakeville F.D. Minute Men Host 24th Annual Christmas Tree Sale

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It is that time of year again...

The Manhasset-Lakeville F.D. Minute Men Drill Team is proud to announce the start of their 24th Annual Christmas Tree Sale beginning Friday, November 28th, 2014.

Click on the postcard below for dates and times.

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M-LFD & FDNY Respond to Motor Vehicle Accident with Entrapment on NSP


On Tuesday, November 18th, 2014 at 7:28PM, Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department Companies 3, 5 and the Ambulance Unit were dispatched to the eastbound Northern State Parkway at Lakeville Road for a reported motor vehicle accident with overturn and entrapment.  Chief of Department Farrone (8705), Squad 8759 and Engine 8758 all responded at the same time and were advised of multiple calls being received.

Chief Farrone was the first unit to arrive on the scene and confirmed a two-car accident directly under the overpass for Lakeville Road with persons trapped and injured in both vehicles and one vehicle vertical on its side.  Squad 8759 and Engine 8758 arrived on the scene a minute later and immediately stabilized the vehicle which was on its side and began to extricate the person trapped inside the vehicle.  The medics of M-LFD Ambulance 8767 stabilized and packaged the patient for removal from the vehicle and transported them to a local area hospital.

Even though the incident was located a half mile into Nassau County, New York City Fire Department (FDNY) and NYPD Emergency Service Units were also dispatched to the incident in the event the accident was actually within the New York City border.  While M-LFD units worked on the overturned vehicle, FDNY units used their extrication equipment to remove two trapped occupants of the second vehicle, who were then transported by NCPD Ambulances to local area hospitals.

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The Routine Automatic Fire Alarm Turns Out To A Be Bedroom Fire In Lake Success Home


On Monday, October 27th, 2014 at approximately 4:20PM, Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department Companies 4 and 5 were dispatched to a residence on Lake Road in the Village of Lake Success for an automatic fire alarm activation.  The M-LFD responds to these types of alarm activation numerous times a week, and they are for the most part, false or erroneous alarm activation's.  Every now and then, an automatic alarm turns out to be something a bit more.

Deputy Chief Garrigan (8703) was the first unit to respond to the call and was advised by the dispatcher of a general automatic alarm signal received through the alarm company.  Deputy Chief Garrigan arrived on the scene four minutes later and reported that he had “smoke showing from the attic vents” and immediately requested that the incident be upgraded to a structure fire, which added Company #3 to the original assignment.

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M-LFD Responds To Fully-Involved House Fire In Thomaston


On Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 11:18PM, Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department Companies 3, 4 and 5 were dispatched to the intersection of Windsor Road and Lodge Road in the Village of Thomaston for a reported house fire. Deputy Chief Candan (8704) was the first unit to respond and was advised that multiple calls were being received, all reporting a house fire with two children possibly trapped on the second floor. While in route, the dispatcher advised Deputy Chief Candan that Nassau County Police units were on scene requesting a forthwith response for heavy fire. Deputy Chief Candan arrived on the scene two minutes later and transmitted a "Signal 10" for a working house fire.

Deputy Chief Candan reported that there was heavy fire on the first floor of a 2 ½-story peaked-roof private dwelling and that all occupants were out of the house and accounted for. Ladder 8743 and Engine 8735 were the first two pieces of apparatus to arrive on the scene and had the arduous task of dealing with two houses on fire. Two hose lines were immediately stretched off Engine 8735; one to the neighboring house on Exposure 4, which had caught-on-fire due to the intense heat and flames, and the second hose line operated on the main body of fire. All fire in the neighboring house was quickly extinguished with minimal extension to the interior.

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M-LFD Responds To Burning Vehicle Up Against House in Manhasset


On Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 8:32AM, Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department Companies 1 and 2 were dispatched to 19 Shoredale Drive in Manhasset for a reported vehicle fire up against a structure. Engine 8725 was the first unit to respond, followed by Deputy Chief Candan (8704), who requested Company #3 be added to the initial assignment. Engine 8725 arrived on scene and advised responding units of a working car fire in the driveway with no extension to the structure. Engines 8712, 8735 and Quint 8728 also responded to the scene. Deputy Chief Garrigan (8703) released all units from the scene within twenty-five minutes.

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M-LFD Responds to Overturned Automobile in Great Neck Plaza


On Saturday, August 9th, 2014 at 4:17PM, Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department Companies 3, 4, 5 and the Ambulance Unit were dispatched to in front of 171 Great Neck Road for a reported overturned automobile with entrapment and possible fire. Deputy Chief Candan (8704) was the first unit to arrive on scene and advised that he had one vehicle on its driver’s side with entrapment and no fire. Nassau County P.D. Emergency Service Unit 2424 arrived on scene, along with Engine 8740 and Ambulance 8767, and began extricating the victim. The extrication took less than ten minutes and the victim was transported to the hospital by Ambulance 8767. All units were released from the scene by Chief of Department Farrone (8705) within twenty five minutes.

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M-LFD Quickly Extinguishes Basement Fire In North New Hyde Park


On Sunday, June 8th, 2014 at 10:21am, Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department Companies 3, 4, 5 and the Ambulance Unit were dispatched to a residence on Rose Lane in North New Hyde Park for “smoke coming from the basement”. Chief of Department Farrone (8705) was the first unit to arrive on the scene and advised responding units that he had “smoke showing”. After getting a report from an M-LFD Ex-Captain on scene, Chief Farrone transmitted a “Signal 10” for a fire in the basement of a 1 ½-story private dwelling.

Engine 8758 was the first piece of apparatus to arrive on the scene and its crew hooked up to a hydrant and stretched a 1 ¾” hose line into the basement. The crew of Engine 8758 quickly extinguished the main body of fire which was located in several bays of the basement’s ceiling across two separate rooms. The crew of Ladder 8743 opened up the basement ceiling and walls to check for extension, and a second 1 ¾” hose line was stretched by the crew of Engine 8735 to the first floor, where there was minor extension. A third precautionary hose line was stretched, but not charged. 

The New Hyde Park Fire Department responded to the scene as the Firefighter Assist and Search Team (F.A.S.T.) and the Nassau County Fire Marshal’s office responded to the scene to investigate the cause of the fire. The incident was placed under control by Chief Farrone within thirty minutes and all units were released in a little over an hour.

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Manhasset-Lakeville Responds To Heavy Fire Throughout Vacant Plandome Manor House


On Saturday, June 7th, 2014 at 2:45PM, Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department Companies 1, 2, 3 and the Ambulance Unit were dispatched to a reported house fire on Gristmill Lane in Plandome Manor. Deputy Chief Kiess (8701) was the first unit to respond and was advised that FireCom was receiving multiple calls, all reporting a house fire. Deputy Chief Kiess arrived on scene a few minutes later and immediately transmitted a “Signal 10” for a working fire.

After completing a 360-degree size-up, Deputy Chief Kiess reported that he had fire throughout the vacant 1 ½-story ranch-style home with heavy smoke pushing from the attic vents. Engine 8735 was the first piece of apparatus to arrive on the scene and a 1 ¾” hose line was immediately stretched into the private dwelling. After a few minutes of operating, conditions inside began to rapidly deteriorate and Deputy Chief Kiess withdrew all members from the building and instituted an exterior attack. Shortly after withdrawing all members, a large section of the roof suffered collapsed. 

Multiple hand lines and the ladder pipe on Quint 8728 were used to extinguish the fire. The Port Washington Fire Department responded as the initial Firefighter Assist and Search Team (F.A.S.T.), but was put to work almost immediately and was replaced by the Roslyn Fire Companies. Manhasset-Lakeville Company #4 was also added to the assignment for additional manpower and responded with Tower Ladder 8744. Numerous neighboring fire departments, including Garden City Park, New Hyde Park, Great Neck Vigilant, Great Neck Alert and Bellerose, either sent mutual aid units to the fire scene or provided stand-by coverage in the Manhasset-Lakeville firehouses.

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M-LFD Makes Quick Work of Great Neck Plaza Apartment Fire


On Wednesday, May 21st, 2014 at 1:58PM, Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department Companies 3 and 4 were dispatched to 1 Overlook Avenue in Great Neck Plaza for an odor of smoke in the building. Deputy Chiefs Pisani (8702) and Candan (8704) both responded and were advised that a caller on the third floor was reporting that they smelt smoke and that work was being performed in the building. While responding, the dispatcher gave the Chiefs additional information that FireCom had received a call reporting smoke coming from an apartment on the second floor. 

Deputy Chief Pisani (8702) arrived on scene and went into the apartment building to investigate. He was met with smoke on the second floor hallway and located and entered the apartment in question. Once inside the vacant apartment, Deputy Chief Pisani located a fire burning within the walls and recommended to Deputy Chief Candan (8704) that a working fire be transmitted. The transmission of the “Signal 10” working fire added Manhasset-Lakeville Company #5 and the Ambulance Unit to the initial assignment, as well as the Great Neck Alert Fire Company for a F.A.S.T. (Firefighter Assist and Search Team). 

Engine 8735 was the first piece of apparatus to arrive on the scene and hooked-up to a hydrant and immediately stretched a 1 ¾” hose line to the second floor. Ladder 8743 was the next rig to arrive and sent members to the fire apartment and floor above to open up the walls and check for extension. The crew from Rescue 8730 also performed searches and opened up the walls in the adjoining apartment and the floor below. The crews from Engine 8758 and Tower Ladder 8744 vented the bulkhead, roof and hallways which had elevated levels of carbon monoxide. All searches throughout the building were negative and there was minimal extension outside of the fire apartment. 

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M-LFD Co.'s 2 & 3 Extinguish Fully-Involved Vehicle on Community Drive


On Friday, April 25th, 2014 at 1:10PM, Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department Companies 2 and 3 were dispatched to Community Drive just south of Northern Boulevard for a working car fire called in by M-LFD Co. #5 Ex-Captain Scott Chen. Deputy Chief Pisani (8702) was the first unit to arrive on the scene and advised of a fully-involved car fire with brush in the surrounding area also on fire. Engines 8735, 8725 and 8733 all responded and extinguished the burning vehicle as well as the rapidly-spreading brush fire. All units were released from the scene within an hour by Deputy Chief Garrigan (8703). 

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