January 10, 2024

First Gift – Thermal Imaging Camera

The Hillsboro Community Foundation delivered its first ever gift to the community by raising more than $10,000 toward the purchase of a thermal imaging camera for the Hillsboro Fire Department. The camera was later credited with helping save the hospital from a near disastrous fire on New Year’s Day, 2006.

Over the years, HCF has continued to support and enable donor contributions to community emergency service needs, such as water rescue equipment, EMS training mannequins, police dash cams, and others.

In 2023, HCF issued grants in support of the purchase of a drone for the fire department and the purchase of rifle-rated armor vests for the police department.