Live-Wire Volunteer Department Reports

Issue 6 and Volume 108.

Live-Wire Volunteer Department Reports The Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department, on Long Island, N. Y., elected officers for 1955-56 on April 7. Chosen were Chief James Platz, 1st Deputy Chief Donald Gray, 2nd Deputy John Paradise, 3rd Deputy Joseph Mastro. 4th Deputy Robert Terry. Also President Harry Carroll, Vice President Frank Paradise, Secretary Louis Kunkel, Treasurer John Kromm, Sergeantat-Arms Ronaele Darress, Surgeon Dr. Nicholas Abbadess, and Chaplain J. Frank Erickson. Department protects some 18 square miles just outside of New York City on the north shore of Long Island with 235 members—entirely volunteer—and 17 pieces of apparatus. Equipment includes two 1,000-gal. pumpers, four 750gal. pumpers, a combination floodlight and 750 psi fog unit, 3 hose trucks, an 85-foot aerial ladder, two city service ladder trucks, a floodlight and rescue truck, and a smoke ejector unit, plus an ambulance and a chief’s car. The department maintains its own basic-training schools, one for probationary…

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