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
Brian posted about the Birmingham NOAA Weather Radio Transmitter being off
the air. Today we received an update from Jim Stefkovich, the Meteorologist
in Charge at the National Weather Service in Birmingham. Jim believes it is
important for everyone to know about the situation, and has asked all media
partners spread the word on the issue. Here is the latest information on
issues with the Birmingham NOAA Weather Radio (NWR) transmitter occurred
during the late afternoon on Saturday 4/19. Technicians determined on 4/20
that equipment on the tower, as well as cable from the transmitter to the
antenna needed to be replaced. There are limited personnel available to make
repairs and certified to make the approximate 450 foot climb on the antenna.
We have received estimates that the transmitter may not be repaired until on
or around 5/3.
have provided a link to allow people the opportunity to switch transmitter
sites and determine if they can in fact pick up broadcasts from surrounding
Map of nearby transmitters.
NWR weekly test occurred on 4/19. For some NWR receivers, if a weekly test
does not occur within 10 days, the receiver will begin to beep constantly.
This means that if not repaired by 4/29-30, these receivers will begin to
beep until a weekly test is performed. It is their intention to perform a
weekly test immediately if the outage lasts this long.
information and updates on this story, please follow THIS LINK.
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
Hoover 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
more pictures of this training excercise, as well as other pictures in the
Hoover Fire Department Training Photo Gallery, please follow THIS LINK.
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