The Homewood village board approved the sale of the fire department's 11-year-old fire engine that has become too costly to repair. Instead, the department will keep a 21-year-old fire truck in reserve. The department purchased a new fire Pierce Enforcer fire engine this year. It was originally meant to replace a 1997 Smeal pumper. The department aims for 20-year replacement cycles, Fire Chief Bob Grabowski told The Chronicle. Before the vote Sept. 25, trustees reviewed a memo to Village Manager Jim Marino from the chief. Grabowski said the 2007 Crimson fire engine . . .
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