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
NFPA and the
Phoenix Society have issued official warnings against the phenomenon known as
the “fire challenge” trending on social media outlets. This dangerous
activity requires a person to pour a liquid accelerant, such as nail polish
remover or hand sanitizer on his or her body and set it on fire. Many fire and
life safety educators are wondering what actions can be taken to help stop this
challenge. Unfortunately, the answer to the question is complex and there
is no single answer.
Here are some
actions adults can consider:
on the warning signs and risks of this activity. Have a conversation with
teens about the impact of burn injuries and participating in unreasonable risks.
use of social media. Outlets such as Instagram, YouTube, and Facebook
cause the latest trends to travel at lightning speed. Additionally, the
validation from “likes”, “views”, and comments from followers provide a hefty
social reward for those who post photos and videos.
the teen brain (up to about age 25) is under construction. As a result,
adolescents do not process rewards and risks the same way as adults do. The teen
brain tends to weigh rewards much more heavily than risks.
Be involved with
teens. It is developmentally important for teens to seek independence but
input from and interaction with adults is still important during this time.
risk taking and thrill seeking.
opportunities for teens to channel thrill seeking behaviors in healthy
ways. These opportunities can be physical activities such as obstacle
courses, kayaking, mud runs, hiking, zip lining, and neighborhood games of
manhunt. Some teens may find excitement in acting in a theatre company,
performing in a talent or improv show, visiting an amusement park, running in an
election or joining a campaign committee. Encourage kids to be silly but
safe: have a fun game of “Heads Up!” in the middle of the mall,
participate in a flash mob, or even go caroling in July.
YouTube videos: YouTube has a set of Community Guidelines for posting
videos. They do remove posts that cross the limits of “Dangerous Illegal
Acts” and posts that are “Shocking and Disgusting”. However, YouTube
relies on the viewers to flag items that cross the lines. Click on the
flag icon under the number of views to send a warning to YouTube.
Fire Chief of the Year: Alan J. Martin
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
Hoover Fire Department is currently accepting applications for
the position of: Full Time Fire Fighter Paramedic Application
Deadline September 17, 2014 For more information click here. (Job
Descriptions, Salary Ranges and Closing Dates for Applications are available on
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
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 devices.
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
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.