Moving Sale 1729 Pinehurst Nov2016

  Flossmoor firefighter/paramedic Tom Slayton  demonstrates the Stryker lift unit. That greenish  light shows where the arm on the device is located.  (Photo by Tom Houlihan/H-F Chronicle)


Emergency response can be backbreaking work.

Until recently, there was only one way to move a patient, on a cot, into an ambulance — the two-man lift. For generations of firefighters and paramedics, back problems were often the cost of regularly hoisting adult patients into emergency vehicles.

“The incidence of back injuries was . . .

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Fall events

Saturday, Sept. 24

  • Homewood Fall Fest and Chili Cook-off, noon to 9 p.m. Chili tasting is open to the public for a donation from 3 to 5 p.m. Three live music performances, plus horse-drawn wagon rides, a pumpkin patch, crafts and other activities.

Saturday, Oct. 15

  • Dia de los Muertos in downtown Homewood. Details to follow.

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