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Rabies found in Shelby County cat and raccoon

By | 2017-04-17T14:26:21+00:00 April 16th, 2017|Active Alert, Alerts|

Story by:Amy Yurkanin al.com link Two animals in northern Shelby County tested positive for rabies recently, so public health officials are warning residents to take precautions against the deadly neurological disease. A cat in Indian Springs and a raccoon in the Heatherwood subdivision both tested positive for the virus. The raccoon had been fighting with [...]

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Congressional Fire Service -2017

By | 2017-04-13T13:40:29+00:00 April 12th, 2017|News|

Chief Wingate along with other Alabama Fire Chiefs recently attended the Congressional Fire Services Institute in Washington, DC representing the Central Alabama and Alabama Fire Chiefs Association. 12 representatives collectively spoke with our Senators and Representatives with hopes for good results of their support for fire service and EMS related issues. Some Fire Chiefs in [...]

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Ford Recalls 570K Vehicles for Fire Risk, Door Latch Trouble

By | 2017-04-10T01:13:43+00:00 April 10th, 2017|Active Alert, Alerts|

Story by Tom Krisher Photo by Getty Images Ford is recalling more than 570,000 vehicles in North America and Europe to fix separate problems that can cause engine fires and doors to fly open unexpectedly. The recalls will hit the company's bottom line in the first quarter of this year. Ford said in a Wednesday filing [...]

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Battery Chargers for XBOX ONE Video Game Controllers Recalled by Performance Designed Products Due to Burn Hazard

By | 2017-04-04T14:33:04+00:00 April 4th, 2017|Active Alert, Alerts|

This recall involves Energizer® XBOX ONE 2X Smart Chargers used to charge XBOX ONE video game controllers. The chargers are black plastic and measure about 3.5 inches long, 5 inches wide and 11 inches tall. “Energizer®” is printed on the charger’s label. Item number 048-052-NA is printed on the bottom of the chargers. The chargers [...]

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Tip sheet on safety in places of public assembly prepares the public for emergencies

By | 2017-03-30T20:39:07+00:00 March 30th, 2017|News|

Every day, millions of people wake up, go to work or school, and take part in social events. But every so often the unexpected happens: an earthquake, a fire, a chemical spill, an act of terrorism or some other disaster. Routines change drastically, and people are suddenly aware of how fragile their lives and [...]

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Stroke Warning Signs

By | 2017-03-16T13:38:33+00:00 March 16th, 2017|News|

Spotting a stroke correctly is the first step toward saving lives. Spread the word to help more people recover from stroke. What is Stroke? Stroke is a disease that affects the arteries leading to and within the brain. It is the No. 5 cause of death and a leading cause of disability in the United States. A [...]

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Hoover chamber honors top 2016 public safety officers

By | 2017-03-14T21:57:45+00:00 March 14th, 2017|News|

Photo by Jon Anderson The Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce honored the city’s public safety workers of the year at the chamber’s Feb. 16 luncheon. On the back row, from left, are Mayor Frank Brocato, fire Chief Chuck Wingate, Firefighter of the Year Austin Smith, Paramedic of the Year, Robert Smith, Firefighters of the Year [...]

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Change Your Clock- Change Your Batteries

By | 2017-03-14T21:45:38+00:00 March 14th, 2017|News|

Energizer,The IAFC and Hoover Fire Department remind everyone to… “Change Your Clock- Change Your Batteries” For the 29th consecutive year, Energizer® and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) are partnering to educate the public about fire safety and encourage life-saving habits through the Change Your Clock Change Your Batteries™ program. In the United States, [...]

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Happy Thanksgiving!

By | 2016-12-11T18:09:35+00:00 November 23rd, 2016|News|

The Hoover Fire Department wishes you and your family a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving! Please see the following tips to keep your holiday safe. Source: NFPA I have to admit, it feels like yesterday that we were sunning on the beach and enjoying the spoils of summer, but here we are a week and a [...]

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