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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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 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 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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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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