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 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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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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