M-LFD Elects New Chief of Department

New Chief 2017

On April 6, 2017, the Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department elected new Department officers. Mark Kiess completed his term as Chief of Department and was presented with his Ex-Chief’s helmet by newly elected Chief of Department Christopher Pisani. Chief Pisani (8702) will serve as the Chief of Department for 2016-2017. His Deputy Chiefs for 2016-2017 are: 1st Deputy Brian Stone (8705), 2nd Deputy Craig Gobbo (8704), 3rd Deputy William Mazurkiewicz (8703) and newly elected 4th Deputy Michael Rice (8701).

Also at this meeting, Konata Ragin of Company # 3 was sworn in for his 2nd year as Department President. John Nash of Company # 2 was elected to the position of Vice President, Robert Fener of Company # 4 was elected to the position of Sergeant at Arms, Michael Fener of Company # 4 was elected to the position of Treasurer and Mitchell Levine of the Ambulance Unit was elected Department Secretary. Also elected were Brian Levings of Company # 4 to the position of Assistant Treasurer and Ex-Chief Michael Uttaro of Company # 5 to the position of Judge Advocate.

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Manhasset-Lakeville F.D. Extinguishes Early Morning North Hills House Fire

Manhasset-Lakeville F.D. Extinguishes Early Morning North Hills House Fire

On Monday, December 19, 2016, at 6:05 a.m., M-LFD Companies 1, 2, 3 and the Ambulance Unit were dispatched to a reported structure fire at 43 Hanover Court in North Hills. Chief of Department Kiess (8701) was the first to respond, and upon his arrival on the scene transmitted a Signal 10. E8725 was the first fire apparatus to respond and quickly stretched a line into the home to begin knocking down the fire. The crews of E8712 and 8735 stretched an additional line while the crew of TL8720 vented the structure and checked the adjoined residence for extension. The Port Washington Fire Department responded to the scene as the FAST, and the fire was placed under control after around an hour of operating. For additional photos, please click here.

 

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M-LFD Honors Holocaust Survivor

M-LFD Honors Holocaust Survivor

On Sunday November 13, 2016 members of the Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department attended a ceremony at the Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center of Nassau County honoring Holocaust survivor George Oscar Lee who created the first professional Fire Brigade & Police Department in the Fohrenwald Displaced Persons camp. The Föhrenwald displaced persons camp was one of the largest DP camps in post-World War II Europe and the last to close (in 1957). It was located in the section now known as Waldram in Wolfratshausen in Bavaria, Germany. 2nd Deputy Chief Stone presented Mr. Lee, who is a resident of the Manhasset-Lakeville District, with a plaque from the department recognizing his contribution to the fire service.

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M-LFD Extinguishes Lake Success House Fire

M-LFD Extinguishes Lake Success House Fire

On Saturday, November 12, 2016, at approximately 6:34 p.m., M-LFD Companies 3, 4, 5 and the Ambulance Unit were dispatched to 59 Meadow Woods Road, in the Village of Lake Success for a reported bedroom fire. Deputy Chief Stone (8705) was the first to respond and was advised by M-LFD Dispatch that the Lake Success Police Department was on scene reporting a working fire. Deputy Chief Stone arrived within minutes and transmitted a Signal 10 for a working fire, with heavy fire exposing from the 2nd floor on his arrival.

Engine 8740 was the first apparatus on scene and after picking up a hydrant stretched an 1 3/4'' handline to the second floor of the home to begin to extinguish the fire. A second hoseline was was then stretched by the crew of E8758.

Q8728 was requested to the scene and crews from Companies 2 and 3 assisted with opening the attic of the home and extinguishing the fire which had extended to it.

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FF Chuck Karen's Name Added to Patriot Park

Dedication

On September 10, 2016, M-LFD gathered at Patriot's Park in Manhasset as Chuck Karen's name was added to the monument there by the commissioners of the Manhasset Park District. Chuck passed away earlier this year from 9/11 related illness. Chuck was a police officer in the NYPD's 73rd precinct and spent countless hours at the world trade center site in the aftermath of the attacks.

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