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.