News 2016-12-11T18:09:34+00:00

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

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 [...]

Stroke Warning Signs

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 [...]

Hoover chamber honors top 2016 public safety officers

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 [...]

Change Your Clock- Change Your Batteries

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, [...]

Happy Thanksgiving!

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 [...]