Hoover (AL) Fire Department to Apply for $212k Grant

City council recently approved the Hoover (AL) Fire Department’s request to apply for a $212,250 grant to help replace three command vehicles, reports hooversun.com.

The department, which expanded last year from one district commander to three, has a reserve vehicle and pulled another from headquarters so each district commander has a responding vehicle, the report says. They’re housed at Station 4 on Municipal Drive, Station 7 in Inverness, and Station 11 in Trace Crossings.

The department now boasts four Chevrolet Tahoes; two are 2016 models with 89,000 and 98,600 miles, while the other two are 2007 models with 166,000 and 168,000 miles, officials say. The department wants to replace three and keep one as a reserve, the report notes.

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If the grant is, uhh, granted, the city would have to contribute $21,225, which would come from the 2023 budget, the report says. Last year, the department received two grants: $205,000 for a medial rescue vehicle and almost $44,000 for fitness equipment for each of its 11 stations.

In addition, the report says, city council approved a contract with The University of Alabama Health Services Foundation to provide a medical director for the fire department to review the department’s emergency medical practices and protocols and provide training updates to staff.

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