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Hoover Fire Department

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

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 11:36 PM News

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Photo by Jon Anderson

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

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 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

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 8:22 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 6:26 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 3:15 PM News

Hoover 2016 National Night Out 23

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

Ebola Training

Photo courtesy of the Hoover Fire Department.

Hoover Fire Department recently practiced its newly developed response to Ebola. HFD Executive Director Rusty Lowe explained more about the drill and Hoover’s preparations for the possibility of Ebola. more

Nov 24, 2014 8:35 PM News

Sarah Nafziger 2014

Photo by Karim Shamsi-Basha.

It was 8:46 a.m. On one side of the Brooklyn Bridge, Dr. Sarah Nafziger sat in a hotel conference room researching emergency medicine. On the other side, a plane had just slammed into the north tower of the World Trade Center. more

Aug 21, 2014 3:24 PM People/Places

Hoover City Schools closed Berry Middle yesterday after finding damage to the school's heating and cooling system. more

Jan 15, 2014 4:32 PM News

1212 Cahaba Valley Fire Santa

Photo by Jeff Thompson.

This year, the Hoover Fire Department will escort Santa Claus and his helpers around the city between 4-10 p.m. on Christmas Eve. more

Nov 23, 2013 12:28 AM News

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