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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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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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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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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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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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