Upcoming Events

Sep 06

Negotiations with the IAFF – Local 2546

September 6 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
2451 Trailmate Drive Sarasota FL
Sep 06

Volunteer Assn Meeting

September 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
1911 30 Avenue East Bradenton FL
Sep 07

Adopt Proposed Millage Rate & Budget

September 7 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
2451 Trailmate Drive Sarasota FL
Sep 13

Pension Board Meeting

September 13 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
2451 Trailmate Drive Sarasota FL

Recent News

SMFR Joins SCFD in Foam Operations Training

Southern Manatee Fire Rescue Hazardous Materials Team and Sarasota County Fire Departments Hazardous Materials team practice how to quickly and effectively extinguish large flammable liquid fires using SMFR’s Foam trailer.

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SMFR Haz-Mat Team Receives Equipment Donated From The Military Valued At $75k

Last month Southern Manatee Fire Rescues Hazardous Materials Response Team was the recipient of a large cache of equipment from the National Guard’s 48th Civil Support team. The 48th CST is one of two teams in Florida that the military calls upon for incidents involving weapons of mass destruction such as Chemical, Biological, Radiation, Nuclear and Etiological agents.

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Quick Stats: July 2016

Incidents and Calls Reported

Average response time (in minutes)

Value of Property Saved

Incident Breakdown

  • Fire 4%
  • Rescue & EMS 69%
  • Hazard (No Fire) 3%
  • Service Call 2%
  • Good Intent 10%
  • False Alarm 12%

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