Hillsborough County Fire Rescue has debuted it’s newest fire engine which celebrates the city’s recent championship success, reports Fox 13.
A fire official posted to Facebook, “You may do a double take when you see this emergency vehicle go by – HCFR’s newest engine, Quint 9, will be impossible to miss! The new engine, AKA ‘CHAMPABAY’s Fire Truck,’ has been professionally wrapped with 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. All this while retaining the reflective colors and other visual safety features of a traditional fire truck. Here at HCFR, we wanted to show our pride in our CHAMPABAY community. The eye-catching Quint 9 hits the streets today, serving the residents of Hillsborough from Station 9 in Brandon, one of the busiest stations in the county.”
Fire rescue officials say they hope the truck is a point of pride and a morale boost for the more than 1,200 firefighters, paramedics and other staff.