Posts Tagged Eric Haak

4-Alarm fire in St Anne, IL 4-22-18

This from Eric Haak:

The town of Saint Anne, Illinois had a 4th Alarm MABAS Box on Saturday afternoon (4/22). The call came in just before 3:30 pm with the report of flames seen from the closet. It was quickly obvious that this was a little more than that as the fire was boxed nearly on arrival and was escalated to a 2nd Alarm minutes later. Very low water pressure led to available resources being spread thin and thousands of feet of 5 inch being dropped across the neighborhood. Eventually a tanker operation was set up as well as a MABAS 27 Engine Task Force request.

St Anne FPD Engine at work

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Firefighters battle building fire with heavy smoke

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Firefighters battle building fire with heavy smoke

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Firefighters battle building fire with heavy smoke

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Firefighters battle building fire with heavy smoke

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Firefighters operate multiple hose lines at fire scene

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Aroma FPD quint at fire scene

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fire department water tender dumps into a portable tank

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Beaver FPD Tanker 2 at work

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rusted fire hydrant with hose attached

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Box Alarm fire in Tinley Park, 4-8-18

This from Eric Haak:

Tinley Park had a Box Alarm at 7121 Laverne Lane at about noon on Sunday (4/8/2018). The first arriving company had a well-involved unit on the third floor of an apartment building. The fire was out before I could make my way down there so with no tactical images to be taken, I snapped a bunch of south suburban rigs to share.

Tinley park FD Truck 46

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Tinley Park FD Battalion 46

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Tinley Park FD Tower 48

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Tinley Park FD Engine 47

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Tinley Park FD Engine 49

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Oak Forest FD Engine 40

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Oak Forest FD Ambulance 40

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Frankfort FPD Ladder 2

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Lake Ridge Fire Protection District news

This from Eric Haak:

Here are a couple of images of the new firehouse for the Lake Ridge Fire Protection District in Calumet Township, Indiana.

Lake Ridge Fire Protection District fire station

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Lake Ridge Fire Protection District fire station

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Chicago FD Snorkel 6-6-1 history (part 3)

More photos depicting the Chicago FD Snorkel 6-6-1 history

vintage Chicago fire scene with Snorkel

4-11 on 4/28/2007. Eric Haak photo

vintage Chicago fire scene with Snorkel

4-11 on 4/28/2007. Eric Haak photo

vintage Chicago fire scene with Snorkel

4-11 on 4/28/2007. Eric Haak photo

vintage Chicago fire scene with Snorkel

3-11 on 8/30/07. Eric Haak photo

vintage Chicago fire scene with Snorkel

4-11 on 2/15/09. Eric Haak photo

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Still and Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 1-1-18

This from Eric Haak:

The temperature was -6 with a -25 wind chill when this fire came in about 6:45 New Year’s Day. The home was heavily involved when the first company landed and frozen hydrants prompted a still and box alarm shortly after the arrival of the 15th Battalion chief. The structure was located near the intersection of 47th Street and Western Avenue. 15 people were displaced.

house fire in frigid weather

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house fire in frigid weather

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house fire in frigid weather

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house fire in frigid weather

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house fire in frigid weather

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house fire in frigid weather

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Box Alarm fire in Oak Forest, 12-30-17

This from Eric Haak:

Here are a few images of companies working a MABAS Box in Oak Forest on the morning of 12/30. The call was originally received by Markham for a commercial property at 165th and Pulaski at 4:42. Markham Engine 33 landed first and reported that the fire was in a small warehouse and that they had a little fire through the roof. It was also determined that it was Oak Forest’s call and they were dispatched shortly after. The fire was in a 50×50 metal clad building that appeared to be filled with different vehicles. The nearest hydrant was appoximately 300 feet away and access was very tight. The alarm was boxed at 5:11. The fire was put out using three lines working from the front of the structure and vent holes were eventually cut in the rear of the building. I did not stay until the fire was completely out so beyond that, I can’t comment. Temperatures hovered slightly above zero throughout the incident.

Martkham FD fire engine at work

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multiple firefighters handle large hoses

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multiple firefighters handle large hose

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multiple firefighters handle large hose

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Hazel Crest FD Truck 27

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Oak Forest FD Truck 40

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firefighters cut metal building with saw

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House fire in Bridgeview, 12-28-17

This from Eric Haak:

The Bridgeview Fire Department had a box alarm at 8356 S. 78th Ave on 12/28. Companies landed on scene around 10:20 in the morning and had fire and smoke showing. Companies went defensive a little over 10 minutes after arrival.

smoke and flames as firefighters battle house fire

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firefighters battle house fire

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firefighters battle house fire

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firefighters battle house fire with smoke

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firefighters battle house fire with smoke

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firefighters battle house fire with smoke

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firefighters battle house fire with smoke

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Bridgeview FD fire engine

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firefighters battle house fire with smoke

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aftermath of house fire

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firefighter at winter fire scene

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Chicago Ridge FD Engine 6513

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firefighters overhaul after house fire

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Roberts FPD fire trucks at work

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firefighter vents roof in smoke

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firefighters overhaul after house fire

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firefighters overhaul after house fire

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firefighters thaw frozen hydrant

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Bridgeview FD Engine 416

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Roberts Park FPD Truck 31

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Garage fire in Robbins, 12-27-17

This from Eric Haak:

I made it down to Robbins for a full still garage fire on 12/27. The garage was a larger 20×40 of brick construction and appeared to have had quite a bit of stuff stored inside. Here are three of the rigs that were on scene. It was a tight fit into a dead end so the images had to be taken a little closer than I would have liked.

Posen FD Engine 2805

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Crestwood FD Truck 2314

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Merrionette Park FD Truck 2662

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2-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 12-25-17

This from Eric Haak:

A quick moving fire in Chicago’s Roseland neighborhood awoke residents just before 6:30 Christmas morning. The fire at 104th Place and State Street quickly consumed the attic and second floor of the 2-story frame apartment building. Upon his arrival, the chief of the 22nd battalion reported that he had heavy fire on the second floor and requested a still and box. Companies were met with two frozen hydrants along State Street and had to work to secure a water source which prompted the 2-11. The building was occupied and all residents did escape the fire. The B-side exposure was heavily damaged as well.

house engulfed in fire

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firefighters battle early morning house fire

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Chicago FD Engine 93

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firefighters battle early morning house fire

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Chicago FD Squad 5A

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 34

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Working fire in Chicago, 12-24-17

This from Eric Haak:

Here are a few quick images from an alley garage fire at 5955 S. Throop this morning (12/24). Engine 84 used their deck gun which knocked most of it out. A line was then stretched to mop up. Whole thing was done in minutes. Happy Holidays too all and especially to those who have to work the next couple of days away from family.

alley garage destroyed by fire

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Chicago FD Engine 84

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firefighters with hose line and smoke

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