Manhasset-Lakeville F.D. Extinguishes New Year’s Day Basement Fire


On Wednesday, January 1st, 2014 at 10:02PM, Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department Companies 1 and 2 were dispatched to the “Our Lady of Grace Convent” at 29 Shelter Rock Road in North Hills for an alarm sounding and odor of smoke.  Deputy Chief Kiess (8701) was the first unit to arrive on the scene and advised the other incoming units that he had a smoke condition on the first floor of the convent with a strong burning odor.  After continuing his search for the source of the smoke condition, Deputy Chief Kiess located a fire in the boiler room of the very large convent.  Upon hearing Deputy Chief Kiess’s transmissions, Chief of Department Pisani (8702) transmitted a “Signal 10” for a working fire.

The transmission of the working fire added Manhasset-Lakeville F.D. Company #3, the Ambulance Unit and the Port Washington Fire Department for a Firefighter Assist and Search Team (FAST) to the initial alarm assignment.  The crew of Engine 8712 stretched a hose line to the boiler room to extinguish the fire, while the crew of Quint 8728 performed searches and vented.  A second hose line was stretched to a room adjacent to the boiler room where there was minor extension.  All visible fire was knocked down within ten minutes and crews from Companies 1, 2 and 3 performed overhaul to ensure that all fire was extinguished.  The Nassau County Fire Marshal’s office was notified for an immediate investigation and all units were released from the scene within an hour.

Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department units on the scene included Engines 8712, 8711, 8725, 8735, 8733; Quint 8728 and Tower Ladder 8724; Heavy Rescue 8730; Ambulances 8768 and 8769; Fire Police Unit Van 8790; Chiefs Pisani (8702), Farrone (8705), Kiess (8701) and Candan (8704).

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Manhasset-Lakeville F.D. Extinguishes Election Day House Fire


On Tuesday, November 5th, 2013 at 6:16PM, Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department Companies 3, 4, 5 and the Ambulance Unit were dispatched to 46-24 Arcadia Lane for a reported house fire. The first unit to arrive on scene reported that there was smoke showing with the homeowner reporting a fire in their basement. Shortly thereafter, a “Signal 10” was transmitted for a working fire in the basement of a 2.5-story private dwelling.

Engine 8740 was the first piece of apparatus on the scene and its crew stretched a 1” ¾ hose line to the basement and knocked down the main body of fire within a few minutes. The fire managed to extend out of the basement via a pipe chase to both the first and second floors of the house. A second 1” ¾ hose line was stretched by the crew of Engine 8735 to extinguish any extension on the two upper floors. The crews of Quint 8728 and Ladder 8743 vented and performed searches on all floors, which were negative with the exception of a dog. An extensive amount of overhaul was performed to ensure that all fire was extinguished and the fire was placed under control within forty minutes.

The Great Neck Vigilant Fire Company provided a F.A.S.T. with Ladder 8312 and the Port Washington Fire Department provided Ambulance 8546 for EMS coverage during the fire. One firefighter was transported with minor injuries, as was one occupant. The Nassau County Fire Marshal’s office was notified for an immediate investigation and is currently investigating the cause of the fire. All units were released from the scene by Deputy Chief Farrone (8705) within one and half hours.

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Manhasset-Lakeville F.D. Makes Quick Work of Kitchen Fire


On Monday, October 14, 2013 at 4:42PM, Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department Companies 1, 2, 5 and the Ambulance Unit were dispatched to 27 Independence Drive in Manhasset Hills for a reported house fire. Deputy Chief Candan (8704) was the first unit to respond and was advised that a call had been received through 911 reporting a kitchen fire. Deputy Chief Candan (8704) was the first unit to arrive on the scene and gave a report of smoke showing with all occupants out of the house.

Once inside, Deputy Chief Candan (8704) reported to responding units that he had visible fire in the stove’s hood and that there was extension to the walls and ceiling in the kitchen. After hearing that report, a “Signal 10” for a working house fire was transmitted by Deputy Chief Farrone (8705).

Engine 8740, who was added to the alarm due to their proximity, was the first piece of apparatus to arrive on the scene and after securing a hydrant, stretched a 1” ¾ hose line to the kitchen located on the first floor. A second 1” ¾ hose line was operated by the crew of Engine 8712 on the second floor of the 2.5-story house due to extension. An extensive amount of overhaul was performed by the crews of Engine 8758, Quint 8728 and Tower Ladder 8724 to ensure that all fire was located and extinguished. The New Hyde Park Fire Department responded to the scene as the F.A.S.T. with Tower Ladder 175.

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