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National firefighter agility testing center opens in Homewood

Fire chiefs from 20 fire departments in the South Suburbs proudly showed off the Candidate Physical Ability Test center, 17555 Ashland Ave., at a July 26 open house. It is one of only three such facilities in the Midwest open to firefighter candidates. 

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Summer events

Saturday, July 2

  • Roots + Fire Water grand opening, 11 a.m. at 1941 Ridge Road in Homewood.

Monday, July 4

  • Flossmoor Volunteer Fire Department kids parade, starting at 10 a.m. at Parker Junior High, ending in downtown Flossmoor.
  • Homewood 4th of July parade, staring at 10 a.m. at the St. Joseph Catholic Church parking lot, 17951 Dixie Highway, south to Ridge Road, then east to Izaak Walton Nature Preserve, where there will be a community picnic.

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