Upcoming Events

May 09

Pension Board Meeting

May 9 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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May 18

Rate Establishment Hearing

May 18 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Jun 13

Pension Board Meeting

June 13 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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Jun 15

Commission Board Meeting

June 15 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Recent News

2017 Strategic Planning Workshop

On Wednesday, April 12, 2017 from 0900 to 1600 hours, the District conducted our annual Strategic Planning Workshop with all of their officers and staff personnel. Each year prior to the starting on the next fiscal year’s budget, all personnel submit their budget request for either new equipment, maintenance & repair of existing equipment, supplies and continuation requests.

At this meeting all of these requests are reviewed and any new equipment or ideas are discussed and voted on to determine if they will be included in the next year’s budget.

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Southern Manatee Fire Rescue Haz-mat Team Receives Unit Citation from the Manatee County Fire Chief’s Association

On Thursday, March 30, 2017 at the Manatee County Fire Chief’s Association meeting issued the “Chief’s Unit Citation Award” to members of the Southern Manatee Fire Rescue District Hazardous Materials Team for their professionalism and Team work during a multi-agency response to an overturned gasoline tanker accident on I-75 just north of University Parkway on December 12, 2016.

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Southern Manatee Fire Rescue District Promotional Ceremony

On February 16, 2017 shortly after 1700 hours, the Southern Manatee Fire Rescue District conducted a promotional ceremony. Prior to the start of the Fire Commission meeting, Fire Chief Brian Gorski announced the promotions of Lieutenant Mike Bloski to the rank of Captain, Lieutenant Bobby Thayer to the rank of Captain, 1st Class Firefighter/EMT Brian Hodges to Lieutenant and 1st Class Firefighter/EMT Ed Tumolo to the rank of Lieutenant.

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Quick Stats: March 2017

Incidents and Calls Reported

Average response time (in minutes)

Value of Property Saved (YTD)

Incident Breakdown

  • Fire 4%
  • Rescue & EMS 71%
  • Hazard (No Fire) 1%
  • Service Call 4%
  • Good Intent 11%
  • False Alarm 9%

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