Visiting Stay In Step Spinal Cord Injury Recovery Center

Executive Board Member Joshua Tichenor got a chance to meet Retired United States Army Green Beret, CWO Romulo “Romy” Camargo today and got a tour of the Stay In Step Spinal Cord Injury Recovery Center. He joined 2294 Spokesman, Travis Horn, to drop off spare wheelchair parts and supplies that will be used by needy patients at the center. Check out this incredible local organization online at!

September 24, 2019

Local 2294 Attends the 2019 Kennedy King Dinner

Vice President Jose Prado and Treasurer Chris Boles attended the 2019 Kennedy King Dinner on September 14 with their spouses. Local 2294 representatives had the opportunity to speak to  number of county officials and other prominent political individuals during the evening.

September 14, 2019

Greg Green Campaign Kick-Off

Greg Green held his campaign kickoff Tuesday surrounded by family, friends, local officials, community leaders and supporters. Local 2294 proudly supports Greg in his bid to serve the community on the 13th judicial circuit.

August 20, 2019

Peer Support Network Deployment

Local 2294 and Hillsborough County Fire Rescue have been working on an enhanced Peer Support Network and providing a unified front in support of our members in the department. We would like to thank Lakeland Fire Rescue, Orlando Fire Rescue, St Pete Fire Rescue, Reedy Creek Fire Rescue, Tampa Fire Rescue, Oldmar Fire Rescue, Lake Mary Fire Rescue, Iona-McGregor Fire, Kissimmee Fire, Apopka Fire Department, and Mount Dora Fire for their support. Thank you to the Brother and Sister Peer Supporters from these departments.

August 12, 13, 14 2019

Medal of Honor Convention Planning Meeting

Local 2294 proudly hosted the inaugural volunteer meeting for the Medal of Honor Convention that’s coming to Tampa in late October. We were glad to support this incredible organization while welcoming these great heroes to Hillsborough County!

July 18, 2019

Local 2294 at the Marketplace Ambassador Initiative Luncheon

Executive Board Chairman Ray Hughes and our Local 2294 Spokesperson, Travis Horn, got an opportunity to join United States Representative Ross Spano at lunch today and to speak with him about issues affecting our members. We look forward to seeing Ross Spano again soon!

May 29, 2019
Local 2294 & Ross Spano

Veterans Memorial Park, Memorial Day Celebration

One of our distinguished military veteran members, Chip Shields, is often asked to sing at ceremonies throughout Hillsborough County and beyond. Today Chip sang for attendees at the annual Memorial Day celebration at the Veterans Memorial Park off 301. Chip is a survivor of the Beirut Marine barracks bombing and has given over 25 years of distinguished service to HCFR. We are grateful for Thurnell Chip Shields service to our nation and for his continuing dedication to our local community! — at Veterans Memorial Park.

May 26, 2019
Chip Shields

Public Relations Rep Travis Horn

Local 2294 Public Relations Representative and Ybor City Chamber President Travis Horn attended a kickoff party for judicial candidate Lyann Goudie. The event was attended by many notable local leaders including Hillsborough County Commissioner Mariella Smith.

May 22, 2019
Travis Horn and Mariella Smith

Sykes Our Heroes Luncheon

The Local’s Executive Board was in attendance at the Sykes Our Heroes Luncheon with County Commissioner Kimberly Overman and judicial candidate Greg Green as our guests. It was an honor and pleasure to participate as a sponsor and see our local first responders and their families be recognized. Notably, HCFR Captain William Cobb being recognized for the Fire Fighter of the Year and HCFR Training Chief Bruce Delk’s daughter receiving a scholarship for her outstanding academic record.

May 21, 2019
2019 Our Heroes Luncheon

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