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 have also been working towards a building

Jeff Frey ,Retired#75 - Board of Directors
Chris Frey, Retired #272 - Board of Directors
Eric Kendrew,  Retired #61 -Board of Directors
Ben Ressler, Retired #45 - Board of Directors
Toni Gary #1033 Active Lt. - Secretary
Georgiann Snow, Career Accountant - Treasurer
Lois Ressler - Vice President
Eric Valdes, Retired #1079 - President
Beth Nevel, Retired #349 - Chair of Board