"Community Service With Pride and Dedication"

A Word From Chief Wingate

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

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.


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.



Special Information

Birmingham Water Works: Discolored water 'safe to drink'

Posted: Apr 11, 2014 10:41 AM CDTUpdated: Apr 11, 2014 5:00 PM CDT


After Monday's heavy rains and flooding, many people in the Birmingham metro area have reported seeing discolored water coming through their faucets.Discolored water in Birmingham. Source: Justin Clements via Facebook

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.Discolored water at Colonial Village apartments on Heatherbrooke Parkway in Inverness. Source: Matthew Morris Sr. via Facebook

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 said.

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," Jackson said.

Read the full statement from the BWWB below:

"The unusually heavy rainfall from earlier this week has generated some unexpected challenges for BWWB and Michelle Waldrop says she's been seeing discolored water at her home in Vestavia Hills for weeks. Source: Michelle Waldrop via Facebookultimately our customers. While the water may be slightly discolored, it is safe to drink. There is no boil water alert.

Our staff is diligently working and continuously flushing the system. In doing so, the water will return back to normal.

We 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."

Copyright 2014 WBRC. All rights reserved.

For the full story, as well as a video from WBRC Fox 6 News, please follow this link.



Current Events




For more information, please visit the Hoover Fire Department Recruitment page. Deadline has been extended to May 13, 2014.


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.


For the full story from AL.com, please follow THIS LINK.


For the photo gallery of the award ceremony, please follow THIS LINK.


Hoover rescue team rappels down ravine to help fallen hiker at Moss Rock Preserve


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.

First 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. They called 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 half.

For the 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.


Hoover Fire Department Awards and Promotions Ceremony


On 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 Department.


In 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.


For a slide show of photos taken by the Hoover Chamber of Commerce, please follow this link.


Training Opportunity for Fire Officers, 2014 Incident Command Seminar


The Central 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.


For more information, as well as registration instructions, please click this link.


Breast Cancer Awareness


For 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 Contest


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 Elementary School.


Please click the following link to read more about this story:   Lyric Bryant 2013 Grand Prize Winner


Fire Department Honors 2013 Winners of Firefighter Poetry Contest


The 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 story:

Firefighter Poetry Contest Winners



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