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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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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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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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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