M-LFD Company #5 Extricates One From Car vs. Tree On L.I.E.

On Saturday, March 1st, 2014 at 10:29PM, Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department Companies 3, 5 and the Ambulance Unit were toned out to the westbound Long Island Expressway west of the Searingtown Road entrance ramp for a reported car versus a tree. Deputy Chief Candan (8704) arrived on the scene and reported that there was one patient trapped inside the vehicle with the vehicle up against a tree. The crew of Squad 8759 immediately used their extrication equipment to remove the trapped driver and they were transported by NCPD Ambulance 2366 to North Shore University Hospital. All units were released from the scene by Deputy Chief Garrigan (8703) within thirty minutes.  Click 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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Manhasset-Lakeville F.D. Responds To Two Separate MVA's In Same Location

The Sunday before Veteran’s Day, November 10th, 2013, was a busy day for the Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department. The department handled a total of seven alarms throughout the day, including four emergency medical calls and three motor vehicle accidents. At 12:12PM, Companies 3, 5 and the Ambulance Unit were dispatched to the intersection of the Long Island Expressway South Service Road and Shelter Rock Road for a reported motor vehicle accident with entrapment. Chief of Department Pisani (8702), as well as Deputy Chiefs Farrone (8705), Garrigan (8703) and Kiess (8701) all responded and were advised that Nassau County P.D. units were on scene requesting the Hurst tool to extricate the driver from one of the vehicles involved. Once on scene, the crew of Heavy Rescue 8730 used their extrication equipment to free the trapped driver who was then packaged and transported by Ambulance 8768 to a local area hospital.

About an hour later, at 1:09PM, the same Manhasset-Lakeville Companies were dispatched once again to Shelter Rock Road, this time to the entrance ramp of the Northern State Parkway for a reported overturned automobile. Upon the arrival of the first units, a vehicle was found overturned on its roof and that both occupants had self-extricated. The crew of Ambulance 8768 and a NCPD Ambulance each packaged and transported one patient to local area hospitals, while the crews of Squad 8759 and Heavy Rescue 8730 handled a fuel spill in the roadway.

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