M-LFD Makes Quick Work of Great Neck Plaza Apartment Fire


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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M-LFD Co.'s 2 & 3 Extinguish Fully-Involved Vehicle on Community Drive


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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Manhasset-Lakeville F.D. Company #5 Extinguishes Vehicle Fire on NSP


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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Manhasset-Lakeville F.D. Elects Michael Farrone New Chief of Department 2014-2015


On Thursday, April 3rd, 2014 at Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department Company #5’s firehouse in North New Hyde Park, the members of the department thanked outgoing Chief of Department Christopher Pisani (8702) for his five years of service as a Chief Officer and for a job well-done. Also on this evening, 1st Deputy Chief Michael Farrone (8705) was elected and sworn-in as the new Manhasset-Lakeville Chief of Department for 2014-2015. Chief Michael Farrone’s Deputies for 2014-2015 are: 1st Deputy Chief Scott Garrigan (8703), 2nd Deputy Chief Mark Kiess (8701), 3rd Deputy Chief Kirk Candan (8704) and 4th Deputy Christopher Pisani (8702; Ex-Chief Pisani was re-elected for a second term). 

Michael Ward from Company #5 was sworn-in as the new President of the Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department, with Konata Ragin from Company #3 sworn-in as the new Department Vice President, John Nash from Company #2 sworn-in as the new Department Sergeant-at-Arms, and Michael Fener sworn-in as new Department Treasurer. New Chief of Department Michael Farrone said “It has been a dream of mine for over 25 years to serve as the Chief of this great fire department and I am very happy to be in this position.”

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M-LFD Responds To Second Car vs. Tree In Two Days


On Sunday, March 2nd, 2014 at around 1:30PM, Great Neck Vigilant Fire Company Assistant Chief Josh Forst (839) radioed to Nassau County FireCom that he had just witnessed a car-verus-tree automobile accident and requested that they notify the Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department to respond to the Long Island Expressway south service road just west of New Hyde Park Road. Deputy Chief Candan (8704) was on the road and heard Assistant Chief Forst make the notification and immediately requested that M-LFD Companies 3, 5 and the Ambulance Unit be dispatched to the reported location. 

Deputy Chief Candan arrived on the scene a minute later and reported that the two occupants of the vehicle had self-extricated, slowed down the response of the fire units and requested that both ambulances continue into the scene to evaluate both occupants. M-LFD Ambulances 8768, 8769 and EMS Fly Car 8799 all arrived on the scene within minutes and transported both occupants to North Shore University Hospital. All M-LFD units were released from the scene within twenty minutes by Deputy Chief Farrone (8705).  Click below for additional photographs from this incident.

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Manhasset-Lakeville Makes Quick Work of House Fire In Flower Hill


On Friday, February 28th, 2014 at 4:24PM, Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department Companies 1, 2, 3 and the Ambulance Unit were toned out to 8 Old Pine Drive in the Village of Flower Hill. Chief of Department Pisani (8702) was the first unit to respond and was advised of a 9-1-1 hang up reporting a house fire at the location. Chief Pisani arrived on scene three minutes later and reported that he had "smoke showing" and requested that the Firefighter Assist and Search Team (FAST) be notified to respond. After locating a fire in a room on the first floor of the 2 ½-story private dwelling, Chief Pisani transmitted a “Signal 10” for a working house fire. 

Engine 8712 and Quint 8728 were the first two pieces of fire apparatus on the scene. The crew of Engine 8712 stretched a 1" ¾ hose line, while the crew from Quint 8728 performed searches and vented. The crews from Engine 8735 and Tower Ladder 8724 assisted the first-due units and also checked for any extension. All searches throughout were negative and there was very minor extension to the floor above. The Port Washington Fire Department responded to the scene as the Firefighter Assist and Search Team (FAST) with Rescue 8522 and Assistant Chief Vogley (8502). 

The main body of fire was knocked down rather quickly and the scene was placed under control within twenty minutes. The Nassau County Fire Marshal’s office was called to the scene and is currently investigating the cause of the fire. All units were released from the scene by Chief Pisani in an hour.

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Manhasset-Lakeville F.D. Responds To Attic Fire In Lake Success


On Thursday, February 21st, 2014 at 8:21pm, Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department Companies 4 and 5 were dispatched to an interior odor of smoke at 14 Tanners Road in the Village of Lake Success. Deputy Chief Candan (8704) was the first unit to respond and was advised while en route that Lake Success Police Department units on scene were reporting a working fire at the location. Deputy Chief Candan arrived on scene a few seconds later and reported that he had smoke showing out of the attic vent and eaves. He also added that all occupants were out of the house and requested the addition of Company #3, the Ambulance Unit and to start out the F.A.S.T. 

Engine 8758 was the first piece of apparatus to arrive on the scene. Captain Chen of Company #5 entered the house and reported that he had visible fire in the attic of the 1-1/2 story private dwelling. After receiving this report, Deputy Chief Candan proceeded to transmit a "Signal 10" for a working house fire. The crew of Engine 8758 stretched a 1" 3/4 hose line, while the crew from Ladder 8743 began to access the attic’s crawl space and open up the ceiling from below. A second precautionary 1" 3/4 hose line was stretched by the crews of Squad 8759 and Engine 8756, but was not used. The crews from Engine 8735, Rescue 8730 and Tower Ladder 8744 checked for extension and performed searches, which were all negative. Deputy Chief Kiess (8701) was in command of interior operations. 

The New Hyde Park Fire Department responded as the F.A.S.T. (Firefighter Assist & Search Team) with Tower Ladder 175. The fire was placed under control by Deputy Chief Candan within thirty minutes and units began taking up within an hour. The Nassau County Fire Marshal's office was requested for an immediate investigation of the cause of the fire. 

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M-LFD Companies 5 & 4 Extinguish Working Car Fire In Zone 5


On Thursday, January 26th, 2014, Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department Engines 8758 and 8740 extinguished a working vehicle fire in the parking lot of 2335 New Hyde Park Road.  Deputy Chiefs Garrigan (8703), Candan (8704), Farrone (8705) and Chief Pisani (8702) were also on scene.  Click on the photograph below for additional photographs from this incident.

 

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Manhasset-Lakeville F.D. Firefighters Experience "Close-Call" With Lightweight Wood Construction


On Saturday, January 18th, 2014 at 8:05PM, Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department Companies 1, 2, 3 and the Ambulance Unit were dispatched to 32 Stone Hill Drive South for a reported house fire. Deputy Chiefs Candan (8704), Kiess (8701), Farrone (8705) and Chief Pisani (8702) all responded within seconds of one another and were all informed that the caller stated their house was on fire. While en route, units received updated information that a second call had been received reporting fire, N.C.P.D. units were on the scene asking for fire department units to “step it up”, and the automatic fire alarm for the residence coming over. Immediately following that transmission Chief Pisani (8702) requested that the Port Washington Fire Department be notified to respond as a Firefighter Assist & Search Team (F.A.S.T.) because with this new information it sounded like units were responding to a working fire.

Deputy Chief Kiess (8701) was the first unit to make entry to the house and advised Deputy Chief Candan (8704) that everyone was out of the house and accounted for and that he had a smoke condition on the first floor and an even heavier smoke condition in the basement with a very strong burning odor. Engine 8740 had a crew in quarters and was the first piece of apparatus on the road and arrived on the scene with Engines 8711 and 8735. All three Companies stretched two 1” ¾ hose lines to the front door of the 5,000+ square foot 2.5-story house. After the hose line was charged, the crews of Engine 8740 and 8711 began to advance into the basement where they encountered high-heat and visible fire.

After knocking down what they believed was the main-body of fire, crews began opening up the surrounding areas of the basement and realized that they in fact had a well-developed advanced fire which was already in the walls and ceiling before their arrival. At the same time, crews operating inside the house on the first floor now had visible fire extending through the floor boards and realized that the first floor was becoming spongy and starting to sag in certain locations. In the front foyer, the floor actually began to tear away from the wall. After observing this, Deputy Chief Candan (8704) transmitted an “urgent” message and had all members evacuate from the structure immediately, as it was now obvious that the light weight wood construction of the house was beginning to fail and the results would be catastrophic. Seconds after the last member exited the structure the entire front foyer area of the first floor collapsed into the basement and was engulfed in flames. Shortly thereafter, the rest of the entire first floor failed and the fire rapidly began to consume the rest of the structure.

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Manhasset-Lakeville F.D. Extinguishes New Year’s Day Basement Fire


On Wednesday, January 1st, 2014 at 10:02PM, Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department Companies 1 and 2 were dispatched to the “Our Lady of Grace Convent” at 29 Shelter Rock Road in North Hills for an alarm sounding and odor of smoke.  Deputy Chief Kiess (8701) was the first unit to arrive on the scene and advised the other incoming units that he had a smoke condition on the first floor of the convent with a strong burning odor.  After continuing his search for the source of the smoke condition, Deputy Chief Kiess located a fire in the boiler room of the very large convent.  Upon hearing Deputy Chief Kiess’s transmissions, Chief of Department Pisani (8702) transmitted a “Signal 10” for a working fire.

The transmission of the working fire added Manhasset-Lakeville F.D. Company #3, the Ambulance Unit and the Port Washington Fire Department for a Firefighter Assist and Search Team (FAST) to the initial alarm assignment.  The crew of Engine 8712 stretched a hose line to the boiler room to extinguish the fire, while the crew of Quint 8728 performed searches and vented.  A second hose line was stretched to a room adjacent to the boiler room where there was minor extension.  All visible fire was knocked down within ten minutes and crews from Companies 1, 2 and 3 performed overhaul to ensure that all fire was extinguished.  The Nassau County Fire Marshal’s office was notified for an immediate investigation and all units were released from the scene within an hour.

Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department units on the scene included Engines 8712, 8711, 8725, 8735, 8733; Quint 8728 and Tower Ladder 8724; Heavy Rescue 8730; Ambulances 8768 and 8769; Fire Police Unit Van 8790; Chiefs Pisani (8702), Farrone (8705), Kiess (8701) and Candan (8704).

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