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
Press Release from Hoover Mayor Gary Ivey
June 28, 2014
Today, City of Hoover Mayor Gary Ivey issued
a statement regarding the four traffic fatalities that occurred within the
City's police jurisdiction on Interstate 459 during the past week:
Mayor Gary Ivey stated, "During the past week
our City experienced four fatalities arising from three separate traffic
accidents on Interstate 459. Our prayers and thoughts are with the families of
these accident victims and their lost lives should serve as a reminder to each
of us to drive extra carefully as we approach the July Fourth holiday weekend."
Ivey went on to say, "While these fatalities
are unrelated to traffic barriers separating the north and south bound lanes of
I-459, City officials will continue to work with ALDOT Director John Cooper and
his staff to install these barriers as quickly as possible." Ivey further
stated, "We deeply appreciate ALDOT, the Department of Public Safety and our
Alabama State Troopers continued willingness to work with us to make the
Interstate highways in our City as safe as possible."
For More Information:
Special Information on Fire
Fatalities in Alabama
Fire chiefs and fire service leaders from across
the state gathered on June 4th at the Alabama Firefighter Memorial on
the campus of the Alabama Fire College in Tuscaloosa to unveil a new fire
prevention initiative headed by the Alabama Association of Fire Chiefs (AAFC).
Tuscaloosa Fire &
Rescue Service Chief AJ Martin is chair of the committee assembled by the AAFC.
The committee was established in response to a request for assistance by State
Fire Marshal Ed Paulk, who was alarmed by the large number of civilian fire
deaths in the month of January 2014 alone. Hoover Fire Chief J.C.Wingate also
served on the Committee. Twenty-eight people lost their lives to a fire-related
cause in January. As of today's press conference, the total number civilian
fire-related deaths stands at 61 people; 75% of the average year's loss in the
first six months. State Fire Marshal Ed Paulk stated that, "Even one
fire-related fatality is too many, much less 61."
The committee was comprised of representatives
from all corners of Alabama as well as members of the State Fire Marshal's
Office and the Alabama Fire College. The purpose of the campaign is to provide
paid and volunteer fire departments with a unified message to be used by fire
departments state-wide to turn the public's attention to simple tasks that they
can perform to prevent them and their families from being harmed or killed by
Alabama fires and fire fatalities are
consistent with national trends:
•Older adults are the age group most likely to
die in a home fire.
•Unattended cooking and alternate heating
sources (space heaters, open flames) are the leading causes of fatal home
•Half of home fire deaths occur between 11pm and
•Most home fire deaths are in homes with no
working smoke alarm.
Chief Martin stated, "Installing and
maintaining a smoke alarm could save a majority of the lives lost in home fires,
especially if they work in conjunction with home sprinklers."
The Hoover Fire Department is proud to support
this joint effort of all Alabama fire service organizations in eliminating
fire-related deaths. Follow our website for future releases on opportunities for
Please go to the SPECIAL INFORMATION section of this page under Chief
Wingate's welcome letter for more information.
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.
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