Hazardous Materials Response
The Hoover Fire Department’s Hazardous Materials response program began in the late 1980’s and has progressed to advanced response capabilities. All City of Hoover firefighters are trained at a minimum to the Hazardous Material Technician level. Many firefighters have advanced training beyond the technician level. This allows our department to utilize all firefighters on the scene to assist in mitigating a hazardous materials incident. All Hoover Fire apparatus carry a limited amount of equipment and are capable of handling small incidents including minor spills and leaks. Hoover Fire Station 2 located at 1591 Patton Chapel Road houses the primary hazardous material equipment which includes a designated hazardous materials response unit and a 24 foot enclosed decontamination trailer. Our equipment is diverse enough to handle any situation that may be encountered ranging from a simple fuel spill to a major incident including railroad and tractor trailer spills, fixed facility chemical leaks, and advanced biological or chemical terrorist attacks. The Hoover Fire Department works in conjunction with the Jefferson and Shelby County Emergency Management Agencies to provide county wide response in these areas. The Hoover Fire Department is dedicated to maintaining and updating the hazardous material response equipment as well as providing the latest and most advanced training to all of its members. As a result the Hoover Fire Department is prepared to provide the most comprehensive hazardous material response possible.