Homewood Acres a fire department in name only, but...

Jan 1, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: The Southtown Star

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.

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Dude

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Jan 2, 2013
 
I've been in public service in the area for a long time and I have not seen them respond to anything. They seem to be useless. They once called the police for an incident and didn't know which department to call.
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Jan 3, 2013
 
Dude wrote:
I've been in public service in the area for a long time and I have not seen them respond to anything. They seem to be useless. They once called the police for an incident and didn't know which department to call.
Hey its a new group of people, most are on other fire departments, I see people at that fire station every,
Steven McCaffrey

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Jan 3, 2013
 

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These idiots are failures that can't make it on any real fire dept they are not recognized to receive tax money or by the state fire Marshall. A responsible fire dept. already protects this area. We don't need another taxing body to suck money out of the county & state. These guys are a joke playing like its a little club house. Go away.
Fed Up

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Jan 4, 2013
 
Their so called chief does'int even have a Fire Fighter II certificate. They had two inhouse academys for Fire Fighter II and did'int produce one graduate, including their own chief! A little scared to go to a real academy boys..... thought so.
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Jan 4, 2013
 
Steven McCaffrey wrote:
These idiots are failures that can't make it on any real fire dept they are not recognized to receive tax money or by the state fire Marshall. A responsible fire dept. already protects this area. We don't need another taxing body to suck money out of the county & state. These guys are a joke playing like its a little club house. Go away.
most of them are on other departments, you need to stop by and talk to them,
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Jan 4, 2013
 
Ok a volunteer fire department with 30 members. Most of them on other departments, over $60,000 spent on new equipment with no money from taxpayers, I stop in and talk to them on a training day they had over 20 people that day, why is people don't want to see them make,
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Jan 4, 2013
 
Steven McCaffrey wrote:
These idiots are failures that can't make it on any real fire dept they are not recognized to receive tax money or by the state fire Marshall. A responsible fire dept. already protects this area. We don't need another taxing body to suck money out of the county & state. These guys are a joke playing like its a little club house. Go away.
everything they have done is with money from a cell phone tower, no taxpayers money,
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Jan 4, 2013
 
Steven McCaffrey wrote:
These idiots are failures that can't make it on any real fire dept they are not recognized to receive tax money or by the state fire Marshall. A responsible fire dept. already protects this area. We don't need another taxing body to suck money out of the county & state. These guys are a joke playing like its a little club house. Go away.
That's pretty funny coming from a fake backdraft name. Your prob a little punk who can't even make it in the fire service and are pissed. Grow a set of balls and come on down here on training nights and talk face to face
I'm in

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Jan 4, 2013
 
How do I join, I have my ff2, hazmat ops, and more???
tom

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Jan 4, 2013
 
Sad, you put people down for volunteering
Dude

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Jan 5, 2013
 
Why would 30 people want to join a VFD that averages very few calls a year? I don't get it.
Thats crazy

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Jan 5, 2013
 
I agree these are people (notice I am not using the term firefighter Because they are not) that can't get on anywhere else. Because a ff that is on another department wouldn't put their life on the line with people that aren't certified to be in a fire to help them. And to do their job correctly. I didn't even know it was a "live" station. I always thought Homewood kept it around as a historical thing.
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Jan 5, 2013
 
Thats crazy wrote:
I agree these are people (notice I am not using the term firefighter Because they are not) that can't get on anywhere else. Because a ff that is on another department wouldn't put their life on the line with people that aren't certified to be in a fire to help them. And to do their job correctly. I didn't even know it was a "live" station. I always thought Homewood kept it around as a historical thing.
many of them are on other departments, you must have a problem with them volunteering, yes they are trying to make it work,
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Jan 5, 2013
 
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Why would 30 people want to join a VFD that averages very few calls a year? I don't get it.
looks like they want to bring back a volunteer fire department some people don't do it for the money, they said they want to have 40 people when they go back inservice,
Thats crazy

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Jan 5, 2013
 
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<quoted text>many of them are on other departments, you must have a problem with them volunteering, yes they are trying to make it work,
Problem with them volunteering no. Problem with them not having the certification required yes. There is a difference. No certification weather its one guy or apparently what appears to be most of this fake ass department is a safety hazard to the public, any real fire department that helps them out and themselves. I highly doubt any professional firefighter would go do work for such a piece of shit fake department. Though I am also pretty sure you have been on it due to your defending the fake misfit department.
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Jan 5, 2013
 
Thats crazy wrote:
Also if this was just a "volunteer department" with firefighters from "other" departments on it I'm pretty sure the State would be recognizing the department.
give it time and the truth will come out
part-time

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Jan 5, 2013
 
Thats crazy wrote:
<quoted text>Problem with them volunteering no. Problem with them not having the certification required yes. There is a difference. No certification weather its one guy or apparently what appears to be most of this fake ass department is a safety hazard to the public, any real fire department that helps them out and themselves. I highly doubt any professional firefighter would go do work for such a piece of shit fake department. Though I am also pretty sure you have been on it due to your defending the fake misfit department.
There you go with that word Professional must be a big bad union guy
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Jan 5, 2013
 
part-time wrote:
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There you go with that word Professional must be a big bad union guy
That's where you show your the uneducated stupid one. Part of being a professional is being part of a recognized organization, and acting professional with your rebuttals when representing your club. No one mentioned a union. You obviously have a major chip on your shoulder. It's your defensive, uneducated statements that show why people like you are part of the get-a-long gang fire club.
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Jan 5, 2013
 
Steven McCaffrey wrote:
<quoted text>That's where you show your the uneducated stupid one. Part of being a professional is being part of a recognized organization, and acting professional with your rebuttals when representing your club. No one mentioned a union. You obviously have a major chip on your shoulder. It's your defensive, uneducated statements that show why people like you are part of the get-a-long gang fire club.
Ok Steven take easy probie don't drop the ball with your gay made up name from a fake ass movie
The Facts

Lansing, IL

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#21
Jan 6, 2013
 
If you read the article it says their board of directors removed the ability of the residents to vote for board members. Now this same band of bone heads wants these same residents to vote them in as a fire protection district. How stupid are these people? Even a dog knows you don't sh#t where you eat!

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