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Protective measures are urged to fight West Nile virus

By | 2017-08-31T18:50:11+00:00 August 31st, 2017|Active Alert, Alerts|

From Alabama Public Health - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Dee W. Jones, D.V.M.  (800) 338-8374  The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) is investigating reports of West Nile virus (WNV) and other mosquito-borne diseases statewide. To date this year, nine WNV cases have been reported to the ADPH and one person has died. Several more reports [...]

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Operations Chief Rick L. Patterson is retiring after 42 years of service

By | 2017-08-01T20:16:44+00:00 August 1st, 2017|News|

Operations Chief Rick L. Patterson is retiring from the Hoover Fire Department as of August 1st, 2017. Chief Patterson ‘s professional firefighting career spans over 42 years of service with 38 of those years with the City of Hoover. The fire service is a long lasting tradition in the Patterson family. His grandfather, the late [...]

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SAFETY TIPS FOR 4TH OF JULY

By | 2017-08-31T18:52:33+00:00 July 3rd, 2017|Alerts|

Ahead of July 4th, Hoover Fire Department reminds the community to exercise caution when using fireworks. More than 9000 serious injuries and 20,000 fires are linked to the use of fireworks each year.  Additionally, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued a recall by American Promotional Events of the company’s TNT Red, White [...]

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Graco recalls 25,000 child car seats for injury hazard

By | 2017-05-28T02:40:27+00:00 May 28th, 2017|Active Alert, Alerts|

More than 25,000 car seats are under recall because the seat webbing may not adequately restrain the child in a crash. Graco My Ride 65. (Graco) Graco Children's Products is recalling certain Graco My Ride 65 convertible child restraints, models 1871689, 1908152, 1813074, 1872691, 1853478, 1877535, 1813015, and 1794334. The seats, which were produced in [...]

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ISO Class 1 – Hoover Fire Department

By | 2017-05-16T20:01:18+00:00 May 16th, 2017|News|

The Hoover Fire Department has been awarded a Class 1 Public Protection Classification rating by the Insurance Services Office (ISO), an organization that independently evaluates municipal fire protection efforts in communities throughout the United States. Many communities use the Public Protection Classification rating as a benchmark for measuring the effectiveness of their fire-protection services. The [...]

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International Firefighters’ Day -May 4th

By | 2017-05-04T18:18:44+00:00 May 4th, 2017|News|

Firefighters dedicate their lives to the protection of life and property. Sometimes that dedication is in the form of countless hours volunteered over many years, in others it is many selfless years working in the industry. In all cases it risks the ultimate sacrifice of a firefighter’s life. International Firefighters’ Day (IFFD) is a time [...]

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Fairfield Fire Department on the untimely loss of Fire Chief Kevin Sutton

By | 2017-05-04T18:02:47+00:00 May 4th, 2017|News|

The Hoover Fire Department sends our condolences to the Fairfield Fire Department on the untimely loss of Fire Chief Kevin Sutton. Chief Sutton was involved in a motor vehicle accident along with his wife and daughter yesterday. Please keep the Fairfield Fire Department, City of Fairfield and the Sutton family in your thoughts and prayers. [...]

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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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