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The Frey family would like to thank everyone who has reached out to send their love, condolences, & that have fed us the last few days during the most difficult days any of us have ever experienced. We can not even begin to express our gratitude. Losing Mom wasn’t something I thought I would have to deal with for many, many years to come but The Lord must have needed her in Heaven. We have decided to hold a Celebration of Life on August 21st. We will share details as they become available. In lieu of flowers, we ask that you consider donating to one of two charities that Mom held very close to her heart: The Hillsborough Fire Museum or Fluff Animal Rescue.
“In these moments of heartbreaking grief, I remember the only reason why we have an empty space is because we were blessed with someone who loved us so beautifully it occupied an entire part of our soul.”
– Chelsea Ohlemiller

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Welcome To
Hillsborough Fire And EMS Museum 

About Us...

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The Hillsborough Fire Museum Foundation, Inc. was established in June 2017 as a Not-for-Profit organization with a goal to preserve the Fire and EMS history in unincorporated Hillsborough County. Ultimately, we are striving to have a fun, interactive museum/event center.

Four dedicated individuals purchased the last known Class B fire engine at auction in June 2017. This engine served the volunteers in Hillsborough County in the mid 1970’s and 80’s. It was designed and built on a Ford truck chassis purchased by the Hillsborough County Commissioners and transformed into a fire engine by our late Chief Mechanic Ross Macaluso. The fire engine is currently being restored by the HFEM.

The all-volunteer HFEM Board of Directors oversee annual fund-raising efforts that include a Car Show, Golf Tournament and Clay Shoot.
The Board is currently negotiating for a museum space that with your donation will provide a Fire and EMS Museum for our community to enjoy. Donations are greatly appreciated and help to ensure that the history of the Hillsborough Fire and EMS will live on into the future.



Our Mission...

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Repair and restoration historical items.

Documentation and preservation of Hillsborough Fire and EMS history.

Providing a hands-on history experience. 

Mission Statement:
To honor the history and dedication of the First Responders of Hillsborough County while providing ongoing public education focused on fire safety and first aid in the community.
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Board Members - Volunteers

Hillsborough Fire and EMS Museum would like to Thank you, and we are thrilled to have your continuing support and volunteering with the history of Fire and EMS. With your help, we can continue working towards restoring fire engine (Ross).  We are working towards finding a location for the museum to house the history of the Hillsborough County Fire and EMS.  We can't wait to be able to share this with our amazing community.
Chair of the Board - Beth Nevel
President - Beth Nevel 
Vice President - Lois Ressler
Secretary - Chris Frey
Treasurer - Georgiann Snow
Board of Directors:
Kelli Frey
Jeff Frey
Nicolette Hughes
Jaclyn Frey