On Monday, October 29th, 2012, all five of the Manhasset-Lakeville F.D.’s Fire Companies and Ambulance Unit were kept extremely busy by Hurricane Sandy. At the height of the hurricane, at around 8PM, Manhasset-Lakeville F.D. Companies 4 and 5 were dispatched to 1330 Union Turnpike for a reported building fire. The Manhasset-Lakeville dispatcher advised all responding units that the New Hyde Park Fire Department had received a verbal notification of the fire at one of their firehouses and were also responding.
A "Signal 10" was transmitted upon the arrival of Deputy Chief Farrone (8705) for a working fire in a one-story commercial building. The high wind gusts caused by Hurricane Sandy created blow torch-like fire conditions. Multiple 2 ½” hose lines and the master streams on both Tower Ladder 8744 and Ladder 8743 were used to extinguish the fully-involved building. After the fire was knocked down units overhauled and checked for extension.
The Garden City Park Fire Department responded as a F.A.S.T. with Squirt 154 and the New Hyde Park Fire Department responded with Tower Ladder 175. The Nassau County Fire Marshal’s office was notified for an immediate investigation, and all units were released from the scene within two hours.
Write-up by Kirk Candan. Photographs by Lee Genser.