We Remember

The Hovland Fire Dept. volunteers gathered with several members of our community to remember, honor, and reflect upon all the lives lost during 9/11. Pastor Kris Garey led with a prayer, and Asst. Chief Terry Spieker gave a moving talk about the importance of brotherhood among emergency responders.

And we followed it all up with more joyful conversations over coffee and donuts.

Thank you all for coming.

And a good time was had by all

To celebrate the warmer weather and our new fire truck, Hovland Fire hosted an open house for everyone in the neighborhood. We grilled brats and hotdogs and stood around admiring our new fire engine. Everyone was happy to see the faces of their neighbors that had been hidden behind face masks for the past year.

Thanks to you, WE GOT IT!!!

The HOVLAND AREA VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPT. is proud to announce the addition of a new fire truck to our fleet of emergency response vehicles!

Assistant Chief Terry Spieker with our new fire engine

We are grateful to the North Shore Health Care Foundation for their significant grant award, as well as to Boreal Community Media and KBJR News for their support and assistance in spreading the news of our fundraising efforts.

Our deepest thanks go out to all the community members of Hovland, Cook County, and beyond for their immediate and generous response to our call for assistance. Because of their contributions, we exceeded our monetary goal, allowing us to not only purchase the fire engine, but to outfit it with the proper safety equipment.

To celebrate our good fortune, we invite you to stop by the Hovland Fire Hall for an informal outdoor gathering on Saturday and Sunday, May 22nd and 23rd. We will have our new truck on display and will be grilling out for all our supporters. Come join us between 11:00am and 2:00pm. We are located at 5059 East Highway 61 in Hovland.