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Please contact either Deputy Chief Robert Bounds (rbounds@smfr.com ) or Executive Management Assistant Debbie Tuckerman (dtuckerman@smfr.com) via email or at 941.751.7675  for any accessibility issues on the website.  If you are using assistive technology to access content on this website and the format of any material interferes with your ability to access it, please let us know immediately and we will correct it.  If you contact us, please indicate the nature of your accessibility problem, the preferred format in which to receive the material the webpage address of the requested material, your contact information, and any other information that would allow us to better assist you.

Upcoming Events

  1. Pension Board Meeting

    December 8 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
  2. Commission Meeting

    December 17 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  3. Commission Meeting

    January 21, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Recent News

DRONERESPONDERS Recognition

“Southern Manatee was recently awarded the DRONERESPONDERS Recognition of Public Safety Outstanding Drone Programs award.  This recognition highlights and promotes public safety drone/UAS programs for innovation, enhancing safety and improving...

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Quick Stats: October 2020

Incidents and Calls Reported

Average response time (in minutes)

Value of Property Saved (YTD)

Incident Breakdown

  • Fire 2% 2%
  • Rescue & EMS 62% 62%
  • Hazard (No Fire) 4% 4%
  • Service Call 9% 9%
  • Good Intent 15% 15%
  • False Alarm 9% 9%

“Protecting lives and property by providing a superior level of service through prevention and emergency response to the public.”