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Robert Anthony Toledo
OCTOBER 9, 1955 – SEPTEMBER 1, 2020

We would like to honor Captain Robert "Bobby/Tico" A. Toledo of Tampa, Fla., passed away on September 1, 2020 at the age of 64. He graduated from Tampa Catholic High School Class of ‘74. Served in the U.S. Air Force and then obtained his Fire Science Degree.
He was employed 27 1/2 years with the Hillsborough County Fire Rescue retiring as Captain, badge #40. He was a charter member who was one of the original three officers assigned to the HAZMAT program. His legacy carries on 40 years later through all of the firefighters he mentored. He was a Master Mason in A.W. Windhorst #185 and member of Gasparilla Krewe of Knights of Saint John Hillsborough Fire.
Bobby had a passion of playing his guitar for others and was thrilled to make someone smile through his music. He also loved to go fishing and hanging out with his café con Leche buddies every Thursday morning at King Corona in Ybor. Most of all he loved spending time with his family but especially his pride and joy, his grandchildren.
Bobby was preceded in death by his father, Tony F. Toledo; mother, Vilma T. Seber; brother, Tony O. Toledo. Survivors include his loving wife of 40 1/2 years, Mary; daughter, Jacqueline (Ruben) Cortes; son, Norman Gino (Elizabeth) Giovenco; daughter, Gina (Marco) Solano; siblings, Gerald (Beverly), Rosemarie (Mike), Gail Toledo; seven granddaughters; one grandson; numerous nieces and nephews as well as many other family and friends.
A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at Blount & Curry Funeral Home at Garden of Memories 4207 E. Lake Ave, Tampa, FL, 33610. Interment will follow in Myrtle Hill Memorial Park, Tampa, Fla. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 10 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Masks are required.
Flowers are welcome; or donations can be made to the: Hillsborough Fire Museum Foundation 7853 Gunn Hwy #182 Tampa, FL 33626
Please click HERE to donate to The Hillsborough Fire Museum Foundation in honor of Robert "Bobby/Tico" A. Toledo.

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
Janet Harris ,Retired  #R458 - 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