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Homewood to host annual fire department open house Oct. 14

The Homewood Fire Department will host its annual open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Homewood Fire Department, 17950 Dixie Highway.

The free event will include interactive exhibits on how to prevent and survive a home fire and what it takes to be prepared for a major emergency. 

Children will be able to touch the fire trucks, engines, ambulances and honk the horns inside the vehicles. Eventgoers will be able to take photos with the firefighters and paramedics and learn how the fire engine pumps water. 

There will be a live fire demonstration to illustrate the importance of sprinkler systems. The open house also will feature a Fire Safety Superhero obstacle course for children ages 3 to 8 years old. 

“This is a great opportunity for residents to come to the fire station, meet the firefighters and paramedics, and learn all about fire behavior, fire suppression, and fire safety,” said Fire Chief Bob Grabowski. “The fire department looks forward to this event every year!”

The Cook County Sheriff’s Support K-9 Unit, Cook County Emergency Management, and Regional Security Agency will be on-site answering questions about staying safe in emergency situations. 

UCAN’s Medical Evacuation helicopter is scheduled to land in the village hall parking lot before the end of the event. 

For additional questions, please contact the Homewood Fire Department at 708-206-3400. 

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