"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.

Sincerely,

  

John C. Wingate

Fire Chief

Fire Chief John C. Wingate

MISSION STATEMENT

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.

DEPARTMENT MOTTO

Community service with pride and dedication.

VISION STATEMENT

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

 

1.3 Million Smoke Alarms and Carbon Monoxide Detectors Recalled

 

www.cpsc.gov More than 1 million alarms intended to alert people to smoke and carbon monoxide in their homes are being recalled because of a defect that could cause them to fail, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said on Thursday.

The Kidde smoke alarms and combination smoke detector/CO alarms are hard-wired, and can fail following a power outage, the CPSC said. About 1.2 million were sold in the U.S. and about 112,000 were sold in Canada. The problem, Kidde said, is in the programming code of the devices.

The recalled Kidde residential smoke alarm is model i12010S, manufactured between Dec. 18, 2013 and May 13, 2014. Combination smoke/CO alarm model il2010SCO, manufactured between Dec. 30, 2013 and May 13, 2014, and combination smoke/CO alarm model KN-COSM-IBA, manufactured between Oct. 22, 2013 and May 13, 2014, were also recalled.

Directly Connected to Household Wiring

All of the recalled alarms are of the type that gets connected directly to household wiring. Both the il2010S and il2010SCO have 10-year batteries sealed inside, while the KN-COSM-IBA model uses replaceable AA backup batteries. All the recalled alarms are white and round and have the name "Kidde" molded on the front.

The Chinese-made alarms were sold between January and July for $30 to $50 at Home Depot (HD), Menards, Amazon.com (AMZN), along with electronic supply stores and other retailers.

Consumers who have any of the recalled alarms are asked to contact Kidde to get a free replacement from Kidde at (844) 553-9011 weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. EDT, or the company's recall site.

 

 

Current Events

 
Hoover Fire Department & The Comedy Club Stardome
Presents
"A Night of Laughter"
Version 2.0
Monday, Oct 13, 2014
Benefiting Camp Conquest
 

 Hoover fire Chief Chuck Wingate welcomes the crowd to the city of Hoover's 9/11 Patriot Day Remembrance Ceremony

 

Terrorist threat still very real, retired Navy admiral tells crowd at Hoover 9/11 remembrance ceremony

HOOVER, Alabama The terrorist mentality that shook the United States on Sept. 11, 2001 remains a threat to this day and must be addressed, a retired Navy rear admiral said in Hoover this morning at a 9-11 remembrance ceremony.

 

Hoover Councilman Jack Natter, who once served as deputy director of the U.S. Navy Reserve and deputy commander of U.S. Navy forces in Europe, was the keynote speaker for the event at Hoover Fire Station No. 2 off Patton Chapel Road. Read More

Career Fire Chief of the Year: Alan J. Martin

The impact Chief Alan J. Martin has had on the fire service in Alabama is both deep and wide. A 40-year veteran of the fire service, Martin began his career in 1974 with the Birmingham Fire and Rescue Service. There, he served in positions of increasing responsibility, including four different assistant-chief positions, until 2002 when he was appointed as fire chief of the Tuscaloosa Fire and Rescue Service (TFRS).

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Campus-related fire deaths lowest since 2000

(August 8, 2014) The 2013-14 academic year, with four campus-related fire deaths, is the lowest one on record since 2000, according to information compiled by Campus Firewatch 

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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.

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

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