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
Fire 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, Alabama.
WE WILL 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 education programs.
Community service with pride and dedication.
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 personnel.
Kidde Recalls 4.8 Million Fire Extinguishers That Could Fail
Kidde is recalling millions of disposable fire extinguishers with plastic valves. Nearly 5 million Kidde fire extinguishers sold over the past two years are being recalled because a defective valve could cause them to fail when used to put out a fire, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday.
The massive recall involves 31 different models of disposable fire extinguishers -- the type that aren't made to be refilled. Most were sold between August 2013 and November 2014 for $18 to $65 at stores including Home Depot (HD) and Walmart (WMT), but one model, the XL 5MR, sold for $200, the CPSC said.
Kidde, a division of United Technologies (UTX), is recalling 4.6 million fire extinguishers sold in the U.S. and another 175,000 sold in Canada. Kidde issued the recall after receiving 11 reports of the Mexican-made fire extinguishers failing to properly work.
The problem apparently is a component in the Zytel plastic valves that can fail when, during a fire, the user repeatedly presses and releases the lever.
If you have one of the defective fire extinguishers, you can contact Kidde to get a free replacement.
Here's how you can tell if your fire extinguisher is on the recall list: They are red, white or silver. The recalled extinguishers either "ABC" or "BC" rated. Those ratings are marked on the right side of the nameplate.
The date of manufacture will be between July 23, 2013 and Oct. 15, 2014 and is marked with a 10-digit date code on the side of the cylinder, near the bottom.
Here's how to read the date code:
Digits five through nine represent the day and year of manufacture in DDDYY format. Date codes for recalled units manufactured in 2013 are XXXX 20413 X through XXXX 36513 X and 2014 are XXXX 00114 X through XXXX 28814 X.
A full list of recalled models can be found on the CPSC website.
To contact Kidde, call 855-283-7991 weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern Time or visit the Kidde fire extinguisher recall page.
Here's what Kidde has to say about the recall:
Kidde has made this issue a high priority, with a number of teams assigned to investigate, resolve and communicate the issue. In a small number of instances, Kidde found that a supplier built a component that is out of specification. Follow-up field testing found a low risk of the potential extinguishers not working as designed. However, there is no way to identify which units may fail to discharge as designed. Out of an abundance of caution, we have stopped shipment of affected extinguishers, are working cooperatively with the CPSC to recall any units on store shelves, and are working to replace affected units in homes.
NFPA and Domino’s Pizza to deliver fire safety messages to homes across the country
Pizza boxes topped with smoke alarm checklist to help protect people from home fires
City of Hoover Public Safety Foundation Presents Wheelchair-accessible Van to Napp Family
A 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 family.
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.
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