Fire Prevention

Fire Prevention2018-12-16T18:28:38-05:00

The Fire Prevention Bureau is the gateway to Public Fire Education, Fire Safety and Prevention, Fire Investigations and Code Compliance. Our goals are to apply the fire codes fairly and consistently, provide modern and realistic fire education, and professional fire investigation techniques that will insure a fire safe Hoover.

Joe D. Moore
Joe D. MooreFire Marshal

Forms and Permits

Burn Permit

You must first obtain a permit from the Jefferson County Health Department-Division of Air & Radiation Protection.  Permits can be handled by phone calling 205.930.1276.  Jefferson County charges $45.00 for residential permits and $70.00 for commercial permits.  Once you have a permit from Jefferson County, you can complete a Hoover permit and bring or fax both permits to Hoover Fire Administration located at 2020 Valleydale Road.  Once both permits are received by Hoover, a Fire Inspector will be assigned to make an appointment with you to visit the site.  Following his site visit, your permit will be issued if compliance can be achieved. There is no cost from Hoover.

Hydrant Permit coming soon

Applications for Fireworks Permits will go through the Alabama State Fire Marshal’s office. 

Once a permit is issued by the Alabama Fire Marshal, the permit will be forwarded to Hoover Fire Prevention Bureau to be approved by the Fire Chief and the Police Chief.

Online Permit Coming Soon. An operational permit is required to operate an air supported temporary membrane structure or tent having an area in excess of 400 square feet. Please contact the Hoover Fire Prevention Bureau at 205-444-7655 to arrange an inspection.
Carnivals, Fire Acts and performances, cooking operations at large scale events should be inspected and approved by the Fire Marshal’s Office. Please contact the Hoover Fire Prevention Bureau for questions regarding special events.

Public Fire Education

Each year Hoover Fire Department delivers realistic and up to date fire education and prevention classes to the citizens of Hoover.  School children are introduced at an early age to fire prevention and fire safety at home and at school.  Each year particularity during fire prevention week, hundreds of school children are able to learn escape techniques in our Fire Safety trailer.   The Hoover Fire Department welcomes the opportunity to speak to different groups concerning Fire Prevention and Safety.  If you would like to have someone speak to your group please contact the Hoover Fire Prevention Bureau at 205-444-7655.

Code Compliance

All plans submitted for review should be delivered to the Hoover Building Inspections Department located at 2020 Valleydale Road, Hoover, Alabama  35244.  A minimum of two sets are required. Once the plans have been delivered to the Building Department, a copy is forward to the Hoover Fire Department for review by a Fire Plans Inspector. Please allow 10 days for the review.  All reviewed plans will be picked up in the Building Inspections Department.

When submitting fire alarm plans you will be required to take out a low voltage permit and will only be issued to holders of an Alabama Fire Alarm Contractors license. All plans will be reviewed based on the International Fire Code, 2015 Edition. This edition references the 2013 editions of NFPA 13, 13R, 13D, and 72.

Fire Investigations

The Hoover Fire Department investigates all fires in the city of Hoover and work as a unit with the Hoover Police Department.  All investigators receive fire investigation and arson investigation training.  All Hoover Fire Investigators are members of the International Association of Arson Investigators. Additionally, Hoover Fire Department works closely with the State of Alabama Fire Marshals and often assists in fire investigations outside of Hoover.