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Homewood firefighters begin to extinguish the fire in the demonstration of how fast fire spreads in a structure unprotected by sprinklers. They subsequently set fire to the other structure, which was equipped with sprinklers, to show how quickly the fire could be subdued. (Eric Crump/H-F Chronicle)

The commentary below represents the ideas, observations and opinions of the author.

At the Homewood Fire Department’s annual open house on Oct. 9, I saw a man showing his young son the portable room set up in the parking lot for the fire suppression system demonstration . . .

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Summer events

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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