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Federal grant helps Homewood Fire Department update equipment, training

The Homewood Fire Department will be able to replace an aging ventilation system and beef up its training programs thanks to a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency in cooperation with the U.S. Fire Administration.Rep. Robin Kelly, D-Ill., who represents Homewood and Flossmoor in Congress, announced the federal grant recently. About $52,000 of the $58,210 grant will be used to replace the ventilation system, and the remaining money will be used for firefighter training.Homewood Fire Chief Bob Grabowski said the ventilation system was at the end of its useful life. HFD was one . . .

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