Busy Week for Seaford Members
A very busy week for the members of the Seaford Fire Department.
On Monday 4/20, we were alerted to a house struck by lightening on the corner of S. Seaman’s Neck Rd & Harbor Blvd. Upon arrival, Chief Bellissimo had a moderate smoke condition in the basement of the home. Further investigation found the lightening had struck the side of the home causing a fire under the wooden deck.
On Wednesday 4/22 at 1218 pm, the Department was alerted for an “Extrication Call” for a car into a house. Upon arrival Asst. Chief Soliwoda confirmed that a car had lost control and hit the front of said house. The crew from Heavy Rescue 687 secured the electric and a leaking water pipe and then assisted the Massapequa FD & Bethpage FD’s Technical Rescue Teams shore up the front of the house.
Later that same day at 1704 hours, the Department was alerted to a house fire at the intersection of Atlantic View Ave & Archer St. Between the dispatcher notifying the Chiefs that she was receiving multiple calls, and the large volume of smoke visible throughout town, it was evident that this was going to be a working fire. Upon arrival, fire had taken control of the entire back of the house on the first floor with extension to the second floor as well. Radiant heat was causing the vinyl siding on 2 neighboring houses to start melting. Multiple hand lines were stretched off of engines 681 and 682. The interior team from Engine 682 and Ladder 683 made an aggressive interior push knocking down fire on all 3 floors while mutual aid companies assisted inside and outside the home. The Nassau County Fire Marshals are investigating the cause of this fire.
Friday April 24th, we were alerted to a car fire on Sunrise Hwy near Jackson Ave. A delivery vehicle from Gusto Devino was a total loss.
On Saturday 4/25 we were alerted 0828 hours to a car fire Northbound Route 135 between Merrick and Sunrise. Units arrived to find a street racing car on fire. Units under command of Chief Bellissimo quickly extinguished this fire.
Photo credits: Paul Krussmann, Pete Robinson, John Scalesi