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October 4, 2017 by Blog

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Toast on The Town Presents ….The Tampa Firefighter Museum

One of Tampa’s unique local historic landmarks, the Tampa Firefighter Museum is the featured venue for Toast on The Town’s Fall event this October. We are extremely excited to host this dinner because The Tampa Firefighter Museum offers something different than traditional venues. Toastee’s will have the honor of dining inside a historic artifact show room filled with Tampa’s rich history. Take a look inside an exclusive Toast on The Town feature of your next host…

 

History

“The Tampa Firefighters Museum pays tribute to our firefighters, past, present, future, and the rich legacy they have left us.”

The original building was built in 1911 as the headquarters for the Tampa Fire Department. During their active time of service, they went from horse-drawn apparatus to diesel ran firefighting vehicles. The museum has preserved the historic trucks, original structures, and artifacts from its years. In the year 1974, they built a modern day replacement for the historic building right across the street. The overall mission of the Tampa Firefighters museum was to preserve the rich heritage of the original Tampa Fire department and promote fire safety education to the Tampa community, while ensuring our future by encouraging the next generation to pursue the fire service as a profession.

 

Tampa Firefighters Museum Active Duty

Today the museum serves as a safety education and fire prevention department, a historic landmark of the City of Tampa, a museum, and as a popular venue that holds weddings and various events. In the year 2008, they expanded into 300 seat exhibition hall that can be rented for public events. The museum’s building has two beautiful galleries with original flooring and structures that are available to rent for the following:

  • Wedding Receptions
  • Rehearsal Dinners
  • Awards Banquets
  • Cocktail Parties
  • Birthday Parties
  • Holiday Celebrations
  • Corporate workshops and meetings
  • Training seminars

Events such as these help them raise money to help their retired 1911 Fire Station that houses the department’s memories and meaningful artifacts.

 

The Tampa Firefighters Museum Team

Nick Ligori

 

 

Nick is to go-to guy when you are looking to have an event at the Tampa Firefighter Museum. His role includes running the museum and booking all the events. Nick’s favorite part about working at the museum is seeing the previous firefighters, who worked in the original building, and their families come through the museum and listening to their stories about the original Tampa Fire Department.

 

Joy Bunch

An active supporter and employee of the Tampa Firefighters Museum, Joy Bunch is in charge of the Museum store. Their store is the first thing you see when you walk in, with Joy’s desk located right inside. She is go-to for all your firefighter related apparel and souvenirs.

Captain Bill Wade

The president of the Tampa Firefighters Museum!

 

For more information about the Museum or book an event visit:

http://tampafirefightersmuseum.org/

Purchase tickets for our October 26th Fall Harvest Event HERE:

http://toastonthetown.com/buy-tickets/