BOCC Meeting (Morale/Organizational Analysis Survey)
Local 2294 representatives were in attendance at the May 15th, 2019 HCBOCC meeting where County Administrator Mike Merrill was scheduled to provide the HCBOCC members a summary update on the Morale and Organizational Analysis Survey results of Fire Rescue employees. Further insight was hoped to be learned of the plan of action for corrective action and the ability to review the data that was collected during this nearly year long process. The project was slated to cost approximately $150,000.00, but a final overall cost has not been finalized.
May 15, 2019
Ybor Chamber of Commerce
Local 2294 representatives were invited and present at the 2019 Ybor Chamber of Commerce officer installation along with a number of other notable officials. It was great getting to talk with Danny Burgess, Executive Director of the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs, about current issues facing our veterans today. Local 2294 wanted to also congratulate Travis Horn to his appointment of Ybor City Chamber President.
May 14, 2019
Presumptive FF Cancer Bill Ceremony
Following the recent passage of the presumptive cancer legislation for Florida firefighters, Florida CFO and State Fire Marshall Jimmy Patronis held a press conference with Local members of the Florida legislature in the Tampa Bay Area. Local 2294 and 754 representatives were also in attendance at this event.
May 7, 2019
South Shore Open House
Local 2294 members spent the morning with long time friend and public safety advocate Hillsborough County Commissioner Sandra Murman at the South Shore open house on April 29th in Ruskin, Florida. The men and women of Local 2294 appreciate the hard work and dedication of Commissioner Murman and her willingness to constantly improve Hillsborough County.
April 29, 2019
Fight for Air Climb 2019
Members of Local 2294 and HCFR participated once again in the “Fight for Air” Climb this year and was able to raise nearly $10,000.00 to donate to the American Lung Association. Lt. Celia Merritt has been instrumental in making this a high priority for our participation. She and her mom who have played a role in the “Fight for Air” climb and the HCFR team. #Local2294
Fox 13 did a nice story on how this year and had a special meaning for many HCFR members that participated this year.
April 6, 2019
Local 2294 Members at BOCC Meeting
Thank you to our brothers and sisters who came out in support of taking the first step in the Local’s efforts to start a dialogue on fire stations and growth in our community on February 6. This is an important first step in ensuring the citizens of Hillsborough County continue to receive the stellar service they have become accustomed to from the men & women of HCFR.
February 6, 2019
2294 Backpack and School Supplies Program
Local 2294 has been working with the Hillsborough County School Board to provide assistance to children identified through teachers. School supplies and backpacks were provided to over 100 students over the past several years.
2294 Foster Children’s Christmas Program
Local 2294 for over 15 years has provided assistance to the Children’s Home in Tampa Bay. Each year the Foster Care Christmas campaign allowed 2294 members to deliver over 100 gifts and hygiene kits to three facilities.
Local 2294 at Northdale Family Fun Day
For nearly 10 years members of Local 2294 have participated in the Northdale Family Fun Day. 2294 members manned static fire department displays and provided food for hundreds of the public that attended.
Local 2294 members working at the MDA Summer Camp
For over 10 years members of Local 2294 have served the attendees of the MDA Summer Camp and the counselors lunch on a designated day. Several other fire unions also participate and at the end of the week the campers vote on the best meal served. Local 2294 has been the honored recipient of the Silver Spatula Award and strives to continue to do so. Last year 2294 members once again prepared fabulous meal and participated in firefighter themed games created by our members.