This from Larry Nevels:

Just a note of information you might want to share, the Hometown Fire Protection District was created on October 3, 1950. A referendum was held by the residents of Hometown to create the Fire District. The vote was 139 in favor and 1 against. Cook County Judge Edmund K. Jarecki certified the election and signed the order creating the Hometown Fire Protection District on this date in 1950.

The Fire District was served by volunteers until 2009. The station is now staffed with a crew of 4 firefighters 24/7. We just received approval from Advocate Christ Medical Center to offer ALS service January 1,2014. 63 years of service to the City of Hometown and still going strong!

Larry Nevels, Trustee