Hoover Fire Department

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Photos by Jon Anderson

Top police officer, firefighters helped rescue a man who was about to jump from a bridge onto Interstate 459 in an effort to kill himself. more

Feb 15, 2018 11:17 PM News

2018 Hoover City Leaders Breakfast

Photo courtesy of Jason Gaston/Hoover City Schools

The officials were at the 2018 Hoover City Leaders Breakfast, and the police and fire departments honored student contest winners. more

Jan 25, 2018 5:12 PM News


Photo by Jon Anderson.

When new Hoover fire Chief Clay Bentley decided he wanted to name a No. 2 leader in the Fire Department, he chose Brandon Etheredge. more

Dec 27, 2017 10:47 PM People/Places

Bluff Park fire engine

Photo by Jon Anderson

A replacement fire engine for the Greystone Legacy community will have to wait until more money is available, fire Chief Clay Bentley said. more

Oct 2, 2017 8:29 PM News

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Erica Techo

The Greater Shelby Chamber of Commerce's 2017 Public Safety Awards recognized officers and firefighters throughout Shelby County. more

Sep 28, 2017 1:55 PM Businesses

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 9:44 PM People/Places

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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 11:36 PM News

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Wingate came to the Hoover Fire Department in July 1975 from the Bluff Park Fire Department (before Bluff Park was annexed into Hoover). more

Aug 8, 2017 2:21 PM News

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Photo by Jon Anderson

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

May 16, 2017 2:47 PM News

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 6:26 PM News

Hoover fire dept ladder trucks

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

Jan 3, 2017 8:22 PM News

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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 6:26 PM News

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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 3:15 PM News

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Photo by Jon Anderson

Kids and their families got an up-close look at lots of fire, police and other law enforcement and military vehicles and equipment. more

Aug 3, 2016 9:52 AM News

2016 Beauty Awards Renfroe

Photo courtesy of Hoover Beautification Board

Four businesses from the U.S. 280 corridor are on the 2016 list. more

Jul 6, 2016 11:02 AM Businesses

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Erica Techo

The event was aimed at familiarizing agencies with the state’s resources as well as with multiple rescue scenarios. more

Mar 29, 2016 1:40 AM News

2015 Hoover public safety awards

Photo by Jon Anderson

The Police Officer of the Year rescued an elderly woman from a burning apartment building in December. more

Feb 17, 2016 7:57 PM

fire department school

Photos courtesy of Rick Patterson.

Last fall, the Hoover Fire Department received approval by the Alabama Fire College to host its first training recruit school. Initially intended for Hoover firefighters, they soon attracted recruits from all over the state of Alabama. more

Jan 25, 2016 4:47 PM People/Places

Point at Oak Mtn apt fire 11-27-15

Photo by Jon Anderson

The fire occurred this morning in The Point at Oak Mountain complex across U.S. 280 from the Village at Lee Branch shopping center. more

Nov 27, 2015 12:16 PM News

The City of Hoover is adopting a new employee compensation plan that officials say will make it easier to recruit and retain top-notch employees. The new 15-point pay scale goes into effect on Aug. 2, 2015 and replaces a 25-point pay system. more

Jul 7, 2015 8:43 PM News

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