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[Read More…]
For nearly two years, the two houses near Flossmoor’s southwest corner had been vacant and scheduled for demolition. But before they were torn down, the structures were used to provide valuable training for firefighters from Flossmoor and other area communities.
The Homewood Police Department will host an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 6, to demonstrate new training equipment at the Brian Carey Training Center 1023 191st St. in Homewood. New equipment includes two simulators designed to assist in training law enforcement personnel: A decision-making simulator[Read More…]
The active shooter drill at James Hart School on Thursday, July 28, was over in about two hours, but local emergency responders packed a lot of training into that brief time.
The Homewood Police Department will be holding a training exercise from 7 to 11 a.m. Thursday at James Hart School, 18205 Aberdeen St. Deputy Chief Denise McGrath said the exercise would not have much impact on traffic, though sections of Aberdeen and Morgan streets near the school might be closed[Read More…]