Hillsborough's Newest Fire Truck Wrapped in CHAMPABAY Spirit
Video is provided of CHAMPABAY's Fire Truck visiting the Amalie Arena, Raymond James Stadium, and Tropicana field, and Hillsborough County Fire Rescue Fire Chief Dennis Jones driving the fire engine and speaking about the vehicle. Media needing photos can reach out to the media contact.
Hillsborough County, Fla. (Sept. 3, 2021) - Hillsborough County Fire Rescue's (HCFR) newest fire engine hits the streets this week, and it will be impossible to miss. The new engine, named "CHAMPABAY's Fire Truck," has been professionally wrapped with sleek championship logos from the back-to-back Stanley Cup Champion Tampa Bay Lightning, the Super Bowl Champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and the American League Champion Tampa Bay Rays.
The new engine will serve the residents of Hillsborough County from Station 9 in Brandon, one of the busiest stations in the county.
Beaming with pride over the successes of Tampa Bay's professional sports teams, HCFR's CHAMPABAY's Fire Truck was specially designed to recognize the accomplishments of the bay area's professional sports champions while retaining the reflective colors and other visual safety features of a traditional fire truck.
The full length of the passenger's side of CHAMPABAY's Fire Truck is dedicated to the Lightning. The full driver's side honors the Buccaneers, while the front and back of the truck celebrates the Rays. The new truck was professionally wrapped by FastSigns Brandon and partially funded by HCFR partner Ten-8 Fire & Safety and Pierce Manufacturing. The wrap cost HCFR less than $7,000, while the majority of the cost was carried by the partners.
CHAMPABAY's Fire Truck is expected to be one of the most photographed fire engines in the nation. HCFR leadership hopes that the truck is a point of pride and morale boost for the more than 1,200 firefighters, paramedics, and other members who have worked so hard for the past 18 months providing lifesaving services to the residents of Hillsborough County.