Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department covers ten square
miles and has a residential population of over 44,000,
and more than three times that amount during the workweek.
Within the district there are two major hospitals, an
industrial park, three high schools, seven middle and
elementary schools, numerous shopping centers, houses
of worship, office buildings and stores, major access
highways and our Town Hall. We also cover over two miles
In 2009, the M-LFD responded to over 2,050 incidents,
including over 1,230 house or structure calls, 820 ambulance
calls, and various other emergencies including brush fires,
electrical wires and car or truck fires. This also includes
motor vehicle accidents, which at times required the use
of the fire department's heavy rescue units.
To properly protect the diverse district life and property,
the district supplies its 255 all-volunteer fire department
members with the latest in fire fighting and rescue equipment.
In addition to the new fire vehicles, the district over
the last few years has purchased or leased operational
equipment such as thermal imaging cameras for all the
companies; Hurst tools "Jaws of Life" for the
two heavy rescue and highway companies; radios; air packs;
and advance life support systems on the two ambulances
and budgeted for all chief's cars.
New equipment has also been purchased for behind the
scenes maintenance of district operational equipment.
The new hydraulic lift system installed at our district
maintenance facility allows our mechanics to perform routine
tune-ups and special repairs to equipment that would have
otherwise been sent out to more costly service centers.
The cascade system allows our maintenance department to
refill the air bottles used by fire fighters in heavy
smoke filled environments to be filled safely and quickly.
This reduces the turn around time that bottles can be
put back into service. They presently service 150 air
packs and 150 spare bottles.
Training of the fire district staff, as well as the
volunteer firefighters, is provided through the Nassau
County Fire Service Academy, conferences and symposiums
and professional associations. It is funded through the
district education budget and education records on all
district and fire department staff is kept at the district