Fire Chief John Bresnan

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Sam Chandler

Homewood Mayor Scott McBrayer delivered his 11th state-of-the-city address during the Homewood Chamber of Commerce luncheon Tuesday, Jan. 21, at The Club. Read more


Homewood Fire Chief funeral

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The funeral for John Bresnan was held Wednesday, Jan. 15, at Homewood Church of Christ Read more

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Fire Department ISO Ranking

Sydney Cromwell

The ISO ranking system classifies fire departments from 1 to 10 based on their ability to provide fire protection. Read more



Photo by Sarah Finnegan.

When John Bresnan was a child, he and his friend would often sit in front of his television set and watch the show “Emergency.” Read more



Sydney Cromwell

The plans for additions at all five Homewood schools were presented to the public in October. Read more


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Photo by Grace Thornton.

A new project is going to take the Homewood Fire Department’s training up several levels — literally — come November, said Fire Chief John Bresnan. Read more



Sydney Cromwell

Firehouse Subs’ Public Safety Foundation raised $117,455 to provide extrication equipment, such as the Jaws of Life, and other tools to Homewood, Trussville, Tarrant, Center Point and Irondale fire departments. Read more


Homewood Fire Department

Sydney Cromwell

Fire Battalion Chief Mike Anastasia said typically repair work puts an engine out of service for a day or two and repairs can be done in Homewood. However, this has not been the case with Engines 1, 3 and 5. Read more


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