On October 15th, 2021 Local 2294 representative, Chris Boles, attended the Tampa Tiger Bay Club where Florida Agricultural Commissioner Nikki Fried provided insight into her run for governor for the state of Florida.
On October 14th, 2021 Local 2294 representative, Chris Boles, attended the “Be A Florida Hero ” Special Project Announcement by Attorney General Ashely Moody. The campaign is aimed at the recruitment & retention of LEO members wanting to relocate to Florida. We are always happy to support our brothers and sisters in Blue. The announcement was held at the David Gee Aviation Complex.
October 14th, 2021
On October 7th, 2021 Local 2294 representative, Chris Boles, attended the investiture for Judge Greg Green. Local 2294 supported Judge Green during his campaign and firmly believed he was the right choice to serve the citizens of Hillsborough County on the judiciary. Over a hundred people were in attendance for Judge Green’s ceremony. Florida West Coast Credit Union President, Mary Ott Wood was also in attendance, with many other prominent local leaders.
October 7th, 2021
On September 11th, 2021 Local 2294 representatives, attended and assisted with the 20th Anniversary of 9/11 event at Veteran’s Park. Many of Hillsborough County leaders were present to pay their respects and provide reflection on the events of September 11, 2001. A fire service bell ceremony was conducted by Hillsborough County Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Brian Muldowney, who honored the lives lost on Sept. 11, including the life of his late brother Richard Muldowney, a New York City Fire Department firefighter who died on duty at Ground Zero.
September 11th, 2021
On September 11th, 2021 Local 2294 representative, Chris Boles, attended a 20th Anniversary of 9/11 event at Brandon Mission BBQ in Brandon FL. Hillsborough County Firefighter Charities was chosen as the recipient of monies raised by Mission BBQ during their month-long RED HERO Cup sales from August 11th – September 11th. Hillsborough County Firefighter Charities would like to thank all the customers who purchased a cup – this money will help out local firefighters and their families.
Update October 5th, 2021 – $4,027.00 was raised through the sales. Thank you Brandon Mission BBQ and all who made it possible!
September 11th, 2021
On September 10th, 2021 Local 2294 representative, Chris Boles, attended the Tampa Tiger Bay Club luncheon where panelists provided insight and reflection on the 20th anniversary of 9/11. Panelists included Dick Greco who was elected to four terms as mayor of Tampa and was the mayor on 9/11; Joe Lopano who has been CEO of Tampa International Airport since Jan. 1, 2011; Michael McPherson who is the special agent in charge of the FBI’s Tampa Field Office, a position he assumed in July 2019 after serving as the acting deputy assistant director of the Counterterrorism Division at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C.; and DJ Reyes who is the volunteer senior mentor coordinator for the 13th Judicial Circuit Veterans Treatment Court, which he helped found.
September 10th, 2021
On September 10th, 2021 Local 2294 representative, Chris Boles and his wife, attended the Florida Alliance to End Human Trafficking Gala, A Night of Hope. Attorney General Ashley Moody was the keynote speaker and current Chair of the Statewide Council on Human Trafficking, she has become a national leader in protecting survivors of exploitation and prosecuting traffickers to the fullest extent of the law in the state of Florida.
September 10th, 2021
On September 1st, 2021 Local 2294 representative, Chris Boles, spoke before the BOCC with member Cory Bone regarding response times, over utilization of units, the fire rescue master plan and the personal impact on Cory’s family.
Cory Bone told the story of his family’s 911 emergency that happened last year. He was hired with Class 20-01. After the pinning ceremony his father coded at his house. His father lived in the Brandon area and no units were available. Cory arrived prior to any Fire Rescue units and performed CPR on his own father. The crews that did arrive shortly after did everything right and gave him the best chance at life, but they were just too far away. The Commissioners were open to the conversation and listened to the impact of how his family’s life was affected with our current over stressed EMS system.
On August 20th, 2021 Local 2294 representative, Chris Boles, attended the Tampa Tiger Bay Club luncheon where US congressman Charlie Christ was discussing his bid for governor of the state of Florida and other issues concerning Floridians.
August 20th, 2021
On August 4th, 2021 Local 2294 representative, Chris Boles, spoke on Agenda Item F-5 wherein Commissioner Stacy White proffered a motion to direct staff to bring back to the BOCC a report on the possible establishment of a First Responders Cemetery. Hillsborough County Fire Fighters enthusiastically welcomes the idea and possibility of Hillsborough County first responders being recognized in this manner. Much like our military serve our nation, the firefighters, paramedics, and law enforcement officers of Hillsborough County serve as the guardians and caretakers of our local community. This honorable gesture and the foresight of Commissioner White to consider Hillsborough County’s first responders is greatly appreciated. Such an establishment would be an ongoing legacy of the Board and may very well be a first in the state of Florida.