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Happy Thanksgiving!

By | 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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Check the date on your smoke alarm

By | November 1st, 2016|News|

A lot of emphasis has been placed on the outdoor fire danger recently, and that danger doesn't appear to be going away anytime soon. As we get ready for the time change this weekend, we want everyone to take a moment and check your smoke detectors. Each year we remind everyone to "Change your clocks, [...]

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Change Your Clock- Change Your Batteries

By | October 8th, 2016|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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HFD Annual Patriot Day Remembrance Ceremony 2016

By | September 12th, 2016|News|

The Hoover Fire Department Annual Patriot Day Remembrance Ceremony was held on Monday, September 12 at 8:30 am. The Keynote Speaker was Hoover Firefighter/Paramedic Robert Gwin, Technical Sergeant United States Air Force 117th Tactical Reserve and former Marine, who just returned to duty from deployment in the Gulf War Zone. Rob made a presentation of [...]

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9/11 Memorial Stair Climb

By | September 10th, 2016|News|

Today, members of the Hoover Fire Department participated in a 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb at the Lake Towne Wharf in Panama City Beach, Florida. Over 500 firefighters from fire departments across the south participated in the event. The stair climb is done in remembrance of the fallen firefighters who climbed the stairs at the World [...]

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EMA Hazard Mitigation Plan Public Notice

By | May 12th, 2016|News|

PUBLIC NOTICE A public hearing will be held by the City Council of the City of Hoover on Monday, May 16, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. at the Hoover Municipal Center, 100 Municipal Lane, Hoover, Alabama 35216 to discuss the FEMA-approved Hazard Mitigation Plan. The City Council of the City of Hoover invites the public to [...]

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The Hoover Fire Department supports Autism Awareness

By | April 18th, 2016|News|

Chief Wingate and the members of the Hoover Fire Department are proud to show support for Autism Awareness. You may notice the blue lights shining at your local fire station. The Autism Awareness Puzzle Ribbon is the most recognized symbol of the autism community in the world. Autism prevalence is now one in every 68 [...]

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Newer homes and furniture burn faster, giving you less time to escape a fire

By | January 16th, 2016|News|

View Full Story Jan. 14, 2016 at 6:40 AM Jeff Rossen and Josh Davis - TODAY Research shows that 30 years ago, you had about about 17 minutes to escape a house fire. Today it's down to 3 or 4 minutes. The reason: Newer homes and the furniture inside them actually burn faster. A lot faster. [...]

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Fire Safety Warnings on Hover Boards

By | December 17th, 2015|Active Alert, Alerts|

NFPA issues fire safety warnings on hover boards December 16, 2015 – Citing media coverage of several recent fire incidents, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) today issued a series of safety tips urging hover board owners to read product guidelines and be aware of potential fire hazards when using these trendy devices. “It seems hover [...]

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How to respond when an Active Shooter is in your vicinity

By | December 7th, 2015|Active Alert, Alerts|

HOW TO RESPOND WHEN AN ACTIVE SHOOTER IS IN YOUR VICINITY. QUICKLY DETERMINE THE MOST REASONABLE WAY TO PROTECT YOUR OWN LIFE. CUSTOMERS AND CLIENTS ARE LIKELY TO FOLLOW THE LEAD OF EMPLOYEES AND MANAGERS DURING AN ACTIVE SHOOTER SITUATION. 1. EVACUATE • Have an escape route and plan in mind • Leave your belongings behind • Keep [...]

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