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Homewood Acres Volunteer Fire Dept. history

This from Mike Summa:

Found this on the HAVFD facebook.  Caption reads photo taken in 1950.  I do not know what chassis this is built on, or what size of the pump.  But, I guess volunteers make due with what they can lay their hands on.  And this truck must have suited them for the time.
Enjoy and comment.
Mike Summa
Vintage fire truck from the Homewood Acres Volunteer Fire Department

Vintage fire truck from the Homewood Acres Volunteer Fire Department

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Homewood Acres CPR Training

This from Lieutenant Lee Jones Homewood, Acres Volunteer Fire Department:

Attention! Homewood Acres Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting two American Heart Association CPR classes for Health Care Providers at the end of this month! Thursday, March 28th, 6pm to 10pm. and Saturday, March 30th, 9am to 1pm. For questions or info on pricing and sign up, please contact Chris Perry, Tom Gandurski, or Lauren Jinkensen at HAVFD (708) 914 4023 or

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Homewood Acres VFD

A brief and perhaps odd article appeared in the Southtown Star about the Homewood Acres VFD.

Homewood Acres a fire department in name only, but officials hope to change

If there’s a fire in the tiny, unincorporated community of Homewood Acres, no one counts on the Homewood Acres Volunteer Fire Department for help.

It’s been several years since the single-station company has been able to respond to a fire in the one-square-mile area nestled between Country Club Hills and Homewood. Some of its firefighters are not state-certified, the department itself lacks certification from the Illinois State Fire Marshal, and it is caught in an ugly political brawl between the department’s former and current leadership.

The article is HERE.

thanks Dennis

Previous posts about the department are HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE.

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Homewood Acres apparatus updated

The page depicting the Homewood Acres Fire Department has been updated to show their two current engines. Previous photos with the one of the old engines are HEREHERE, and HERE.

Homewood Acres Fire Department

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Homewood Acres is added to the site

Homewood Acres Fire Department station

The Homewood Acres FD station at 3860 W. 183rd Street in Homewood. Bill Friedrich photo

Bill Friedrich submitted images of the Homewood Acres VFD in MABAS Division 24. This is a volunteer department with two used 1972 engines on Ford chassis. One engine is on it’s fourth life with Homewood Acres.

Homewood Acres FD ENgine 1932

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