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John C.


Fire Chief

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.

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Kidde Recalls 4.8 Million Fire Extinguishers That Could Fail

Kidde is recalling millions of disposable fire extinguishers with plastic valves. Nearly 5 million Kidde fire extinguishers sold over the past two years are being recalled because a defective valve could cause them to fail […]

1.3 Million Smoke Alarms and Carbon Monoxide Detectors Recalled 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 […]


Captain Charles A. Banks has been selected to participate in the 2015-2016 inaugural Alabama Public Safety Leadership Academy Program

Captain Charles A. Banks has been selected to participate in the 2015-2016 inaugural Alabama Public Safety Leadership Academy Program. The APSLA Program is managed by an Advisory Board based out of the Alabama State […]

The American Legion named Hoover Fire Department Lt. Larry Florence Southeastern Firefighter of the Year

Congratulations to Lt. Larry Florence who received the Southeastern Firefighter of the Year Award from the American Legion on June 19, 2015. Lt. Florence received this award for his actions last year stopping a rolling […]

Hoover Fire Department’s Edward Pegues to face off in Iron City Chef

By Marienne Thomas Ogle

Photo by Ron Burkett

280 Living Full Story

The four competitors entering the kitchen for the 2015 Iron City Chef won’t be professional Birmingham chefs – they’ll be local first responders who can […]

Tornado Preparedness and Response

Tornadoes can occur with little or no warning. Taking precautions in advance of the storms, such as developing an emergency plan, learning the warning signs, and monitoring tornado watches and warnings, can help you stay […]

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