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
1.3 Million Smoke
Alarms and Carbon Monoxide Detectors Recalled
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.
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.
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
Chief Chuck Wingate welcomes the crowd to the city of Hoover's 9/11 Patriot Day
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
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
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
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.