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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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 Companies 5 & 4 Extinguish Working Car Fire In Zone 5

On Thursday, January 26th, 2014, Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department Engines 8758 and 8740 extinguished a working vehicle fire in the parking lot of 2335 New Hyde Park Road.  Deputy Chiefs Garrigan (8703), Candan (8704), Farrone (8705) and Chief Pisani (8702) were also on scene.  Click on the photograph below for additional photographs from this incident.


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