At 08:56 on September 4th, 2011 the PWFD was toned out for a General Alarm, Basement Fire, on Warwick Place in Port Washington. Chief Cole (8500) arrived advising smoke was showing from the building. The alarm was upgraded to a SIGNAL 10 (working structure fire) at 09:11. Engine 8511 from Protection Engine Co. #1 was first due followed by Engine 855 from Flower Hill Hose Co. #1. The two engine crews worked quickly together to locate and knock down the fire.
The Manhassset-Lakeville Fire Department provided mutual aid to the scene setting up a tower ladder. (8724, 8713, 8702, 8703)
This was the fourth working structural in less than five days located inside the Port Washington Fire District. A sincere thank you goes out from the PWFD to all the neighboring departments who have continued to provide mutual aid response.