On Monday, October 29th, 2012 while Long Island and the rest of the East Coast was busy preparing for Hurricane Sandy’s arrival, at 8:33AM, Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department Companies 4 and 5 were dispatched to 50 Bates Road for reported primary electrical wires down on top of a vehicle with fire. Deputy Chief Pisani (8702) was the first unit to respond and was advised that the homeowner was now stating their car and house were on fire. With this information, Deputy Chief Pisani asked that Company 3 and the Ambulance Unit be added to the initial assignment.
Engine 8740 was the first piece of apparatus to arrive on the scene and informed Deputy Chief Pisani that they had a working car fire with primary wire down and extension to the home. Upon the arrival of Deputy Chief Pisani, a “Signal 10” was transmitted for a working house fire. Once the power line was de-energized by LIPA, the crews of Engine 8740, 8735 and 8758 stretched three 1” ¾ hose lines, two of which were used to extinguish the fire. The crews of Ladder 8743 and Tower Ladder 8744 overhauled and checked for extension. The Great Neck Vigilant Fire Company responded as the F.A.S.T. with Ladder 8312 and Assistant Chief Forst (839).
Other Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department units on scene include Heavy Rescue 8730, Ambulances 8768 and 8769, EMS Fly Car 8799, and Deputy Chiefs Farrone (8705) and Garrigan (8703). All units were released from the scene within an hour.
Write-up by Kirk Candan. Photographs by Lee Genser and Kirk Candan.