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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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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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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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On Thursday, April 17th, 2014 at 11:15PM, Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department Company #5 was dispatched to the Northern State Parkway westbound between New Hyde Park Road and Lakeville Road for a reported vehicle fire. Deputy Chief Candan (8704) was the first unit to respond and was advised that N.Y.S. Police and an M-LFD member were on scene reporting a working car fire at that location. Engines 8758 and 8756 both responded and extinguished the burning vehicle. All units were released from the scene by Deputy Chief Candan (8704) within thirty minutes.

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