On behalf of the men and women of the Hoover Fire Department, I am
proud to welcome you to our official website. We are constantly striving to
maintain the highest level of services possible to the citizens of Hoover, as
well as those who work in and visit our city.
Throughout our website you will find some of the latest activities
involving our department and its' personnel. Our department and our profession
are rapidly changing. The one thing that has not changed is the dedication and
professionalism of each of our firefighters and paramedics to provide the very
best customer service to the citizens of Hoover.
The City of Hoover Fire Department is fortunate to have the continued
support of Mayor Gary Ivey, the Hoover City Council and the community to help
provide the very best services for our citizens.
John C. Wingate
Chief John C. Wingate
Our mission is to respond to
fires, rescue situations, hazardous materials incidents and provide emergency
medical service of the highest caliber to the citizens in the City of Hoover,
ACCOMPLISH THIS MISSION BY
Promoting safety and
maintaining a well equipped, highly trained and motivated force of professional
firefighters and rescue personnel. Promoting fire prevention and public safety
Community service with pride
The Hoover Fire Department
will continuously strive to meet the changing needs of our community by
providing a modern and technologically advanced department striving for
excellence in everything we do. We will do this by maintaining a readiness level
second to none, and by focusing on professional development, training and
community involvement of all of our
Birmingham Water Works: Discolored water
'safe to drink'
After Monday's heavy rains and
flooding, many people in the Birmingham metro area have reported seeing
discolored water coming through their faucets.
The Birmingham Water Works Board
released a statement Friday morning, saying that although the water customers
are seeing may be discolored, it is still safe to drink. They have not issued a
boil water alert because it is not a health threat.
The BWWB has received reports of
discolored water from downtown Birmingham, Homewood, Hoover, Vestavia Hills and
some places along 280.
The yellowish tint to the water is
caused by manganese, a natural byproduct in rocks and soil, according to BWWB
spokesman Rick Jackson.
Jackson said the heavy rains flushed
manganese out of the soil and it ran off into the pond at their Shades Mountain water shed on Highway 280.
"Since that time our guys have been out
there flushing the system over time and as we continue to flush the system
hopefully the next day or so the water will be back crystal clear," Jackson
He said the water may have an
unpleasant taste, but emphasized it's not dangerous to drink.
"It's completely healthy. You can drink
your water. You can cook your water. You do not have to boil your water,"
Read the full statement from the BWWB
unusually heavy rainfall from earlier this week has generated some unexpected
challenges for BWWB and ultimately our
customers. While the water may be slightly discolored, it is safe to drink.
There is no boil water alert.
staff is diligently working and continuously flushing the system. In doing so,
the water will return back to normal.
apologize for the inconvenience of this event and thank you for your patience
and cooperation while we address this issue. We will continue to provide
additional updates through media outlets and our website."
more information, please visit the Hoover Fire Department Recruitment page. Deadline has been extended to May 13,
Firefighters and Police Officers Train for Hazardous Materials Incidents
Haz Mat Team at station 2 conducted a hazardous materials refresher course and
scenario drill exercise with personnel from the Hoover Police Department Bomb
Squad on Wednesday, April 16th. Our Haz Mat Team works and.trains with the Bomb
Squad Technicians on a regular basis due to the overlapping responsibilities of
suspicious packages, WMD's and chemicals
associated with bomb devices.
For more pictures of this training
excercise, as well as other pictures in the Hoover Fire Department Training
Photo Gallery, please follow
City of Hoover
Public Safety Foundation Presents Wheelchair-accessible Van to Napp
private benefactor, who wishes to remain anonymous, has utilized the City of
Hoover Public Safety Foundation as a means to donate a wheelchair-accessible van
to the family of Bryce Napp.
Bryce Napp is a 3 year old who was born with a brain abnormality
known as semi-lobar holoprosencephaly, confining him to a wheelchair. The
benefactor saw an article on Bryce in 280 Living, and contacted Hoover
Police Chief Nick Derzis on how he could donate the vehicle to the Napp
Through the Hoover
Public Safety Foundation, the benefactor was able to donate the $58,000 Honda
Odyssey, which was modified by the company Mobility Works, along with a check
from the Hoover Public Safety Foundation for $2,300 to defer the cost of taxes,
tag and insurance for the first year of ownership of the vehicle.
the full story from AL.com, please follow THIS LINK.
the photo gallery of the award ceremony, please follow THIS LINK.
A hiker who fell into
a ravine Saturday afternoon at Hoover's Moss Rock Preserve was rescued by a team
of responders who rappelled down to where she landed. At 2:15 p.m. Hoover
officials were notified that someone had fallen while hiking, Hoover Fire
Department Executive Officer Rusty Lowe said.
responders found the woman but had a difficult time helping her back to the
trail from where she had landed near a waterfall about 20 feet below, Lowe said.
in the technical rescue team, which is trained for high-angle and rope rescue.
Members of the team rappelled down, stabilized the woman into a basket stretcher
and got her out of the ravine using ropes. The rescue took about an hour and a
full article, please visit AL.com for more information.
To see the
photographs from this incident in our Hoover Fire Department Photo Gallery,
please follow THIS LINK.
Friday, March 21, the Hoover Fire Department promoted Lieutenant Brandon Blake
and Lieutenant Nathan Hinds to the rank of Captain. Additionally, Michael
Norman, Eric O'Neal, Lee Gunn, Scott Wilkinson, and Barry Adams were all
promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. This ceremony formally recognizes their
promotion, and is a tribute to the service they provide the Hoover Fire
the same ceremony, Lieutenant Larry Florence and Captain John Dennis were also
recognized as 2013 Firefighter and Paramedic of the Year, as well as the
recognition of personnel who have retired during the last year.
a slide show of photos taken by the Hoover Chamber of Commerce, please follow this link.
Alabama Fire Chief's Association (CAFCA) and the Alabama Fire College present
the 2014 Incident Command Seminar for Fire Captains and Chief Officer's who will
serve in and incident command capacity. The conference will be held May 6
and 7 at the Trussville Civic Center.
Topics this year include High Rise Incident Command Operations,
command and control, incident scenarios, and incident management and safety.
more information, as well as registration instructions, please click this link.
Breast Cancer Awareness
upcoming events and for information on ways you can help in the fight against
breast cancer, please follow the link for valuable information in assisting in
this fight. Breast Cancer Awareness Information
Fire Department Honors 2013 Winners of Fire Prevention Art
The Hoover Fire Department presented the award for the 2013 Fire
Prevention Art Contest at the 2014 Hoover City Leader's Breakfast on February
27th, 2014. The winner of the contest was Lyric Bryant from Shades Mountain
Fire Department Honors 2013 Winners of Firefighter Poetry
Hoover Fire Department presented the awards for the 2013 winners of the
Firefighter Poetry Contest, hosted by the Hoover Parent Teacher Council. Winners
from left to right are Patrick Mosley, Peyton LeCroy, and Matthew Harden. Chief
Wingate (located behind the students) presents the awards.
Please click the following link to read more about this