Mayor Frank Vincent Brocato has a long history of service with the City of Hoover. Mayor Brocato began his career with the Hoover Fire Department in 1973. During that time, he became the first paramedic for Hoover. After 42 years of service, Mayor Brocato retired in 2015 as the Chief of Operations and Fire Marshal.
He received his paramedic license from UAB in 1974, his A.A.S. in Fire Science in 1979 from Jefferson State, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Sociology in 1982 from Birmingham Southern College.
In 2003, the Commission on Fire Accreditation presented the Chief Fire Officer Designation to him. In 2008, he was one of seventeen in the country to be awarded the Chief Medical Officer Designation. Also in 2008, he was named Commander of the State of Alabama Incident Management Team. For 15 years, he was a member of the BREMSS Medical Direction Committee, serving as the only paramedic working with physicians and nurses on ground breaking care for cardiac patients in the Southeast region. Additionally, he served as an adjunct instructor with the Alabama Fire College teaching leadership and supervision to young men and women who aspire to move up in their respective organizations.
Mayor Brocato was sworn in as the 10th mayor of Hoover on November 7, 2016. He recognizes the importance of a strong public safety system, an exceptional school system, and the need for planning the City of Hoover’s growth. Mayor Brocato embraces the diversity of Hoover and believes the community is strongest when it functions as one.
Looking to the future, Mayor Brocato will concentrate on recruiting high quality businesses with a focus on the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) industry.
In 1971, Mayor Brocato married his childhood sweetheart, Frances. They have three children and nine grandchildren.