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Hoover Fire Department

700 Riverchase fire 12-8-17 (1)

Photo courtesy of Greg McCallister

The fire appeared to start in or around the chimney of a second-story apartment, a fire official said. more

Dec 8, 2017 7:40 PM News

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Staff photo.

Santa Claus will have a new ride when he visits Hoover’s neighborhoods this year: one of the Hoover Fire Department’s big red engines. more

Nov 20, 2017 4:28 PM People

Hoover Patriot Day

Layton Dudley

All Hoover Fire Department stations are accepting donations for Puerto Rico Aid Efforts now through Oct. 22. more

Oct 13, 2017 8:51 PM News

Bluff Park fire engine

Photo by Jon Anderson

There wasn't enough money to get both, so the city will try to find grants to help purchase a new hazardous materials truck. more

Oct 2, 2017 8:08 PM News

Hoover Patriot Day

Layton Dudley

A few dozen Hoover firefighters and community members came out to the 2017 Hoover Patriot Day ceremony. more

Sep 12, 2017 2:01 PM News

Hurricane Harvey relief 8-31-17 (1)

Photo by Jon Anderson

Items being collected vary by location. more

Aug 31, 2017 12:00 AM News

Clay Bentley Aug 2016

Photo by Erica Techo

Bentley has served with the Hoover Fire Department for more than 20 years and worked full-time for the Birmingham Fire Department before that. more

Aug 30, 2017 9:04 PM People 3 Comments

Chuck Wingate retirement 1

Photo by Jon Anderson

Several hundred people attended a retirement party for Wingate, who worked 42 years for the Fire Department. more

Aug 29, 2017 8:59 PM News 1 Comments

Chuck Wingate 8-7-17

Photo by Jon Anderson

Mayor Frank Brocato praised Wingate's leadership and said he will appoint a new chief at the Sept. 5 Hoover City Council meeting. more

Aug 7, 2017 10:20 PM News

Hoover Fire Department Operations Chief Rick L. Patterson retired on Aug. 1, following a professional firefighting career spanning over 42 years of service, with 38 of those years with the City of Hoover. more

Aug 4, 2017 8:31 PM People

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Sydney Cromwell

Firefighters came out to help the Hoover Rec Center's campers with a physics experiment. more

Jul 14, 2017 9:04 PM People

Stan Fyfe

Photo courtesy of Stan Fyfe

The Hoover Fire Department has about 30 to 35 cases of cardiac arrest in a year, and, sadly, typically only about five of those survive, Hoover EMS Officer Rusty Lowe said. more

Jun 30, 2017 9:20 AM News 3 Comments

Hoover Fire Class 1 ISO-1

Photo by Jon Anderson

The upgrade could mean lower insurance premiums for home owners, renters and business owners. more

May 16, 2017 12:54 PM News 1 Comments

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Photo courtesy of the Hoover Historical Society.

The Fire Department formed in 1962 after several new homes in Green Valley were threatened by brush fires, according to a history of the department written by Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato, who spent 42 years with the department. more

Apr 17, 2017 3:41 PM 50th Anniversary

Hoover 2016 public safety awards

Photo by Jon Anderson

Twelve employees of the police and fire departments were recognized for outstanding work over the past year. more

Feb 16, 2017 6:17 PM News

Hoover fire dept ladder trucks

Photo from Hoover Fire Department website

Mayor Frank Brocato requested the delay, saying he wants to do more research on potential options. more

Jan 3, 2017 7:11 PM News

Hoover fire ladder trucks 2015

Photo from Hoover Fire Department website

Fire Chief Chuck Wingate said the department needs to replace the 100-foot ladder truck at Station No. 4 on Municipal Drive. more

Jan 2, 2017 4:42 PM News

Fire Dept 2016 toy drive 4

Photo courtesy of Rusty Lowe/Hoover Fire Department

The toys were donated by individuals, families, neighborhood associations and businesses and collected at Cahaba Valley, Hoover, North Shelby and Rocky Ridge fire stations. more

Dec 23, 2016 2:58 PM News

Hoover Fire Department Santa

Photo courtesy of Hoover Fire Department

If there is inclement weather, he plans to accept visits from children at Hoover fire stations. more

Dec 22, 2016 4:05 PM News 1 Comments

Buchanan house fire 1

Photo courtesy of David Buchanan

"I got my family. That's all that matters to me," David Buchanan said. more

Nov 21, 2016 11:17 PM News 1 Comments

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