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Upcoming Events

  1. Commission Meeting

    April 15 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  2. Pension Board Meeting

    May 11 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
  3. Rate Establishment Hearing/Board Meeting

    May 20 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Recent News

Sozo’s Ministries

On Thursday, January 21, 2021, Lieutenant Derek Foss, DVP for Local 2546 and Chief Officers from the Department presented a check for $3000.00 to Dwayne “Bishop” Freeze of Sozo’s Ministries. This organization's main focus is to get kids off the streets and into more a...

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School Fire Drill Each year, our Public Schools are required by the State to conduct monthly fire drills. But last year was like no other. In order to keep our children safe and to continue to social distance, the State modified fire drill...

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COVID-19 Vaccine Immunizations

On Friday, January 1, 2021, Saturday, January 2, Sunday, January 3 and Monday, January 4, 2021, Southern Manatee Fire Rescue District Paramedic’s assisted the Manatee County Health Department and Manatee County EMS / Public Safety in the administration of the...

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Quick Stats: March 2021

Incidents and Calls Reported

Average response time (in minutes)

Value of Property Saved (YTD)

Incident Breakdown

  • Fire 3% 3%
  • Rescue & EMS 67% 67%
  • Hazard (No Fire) 3% 3%
  • Service Call 6% 6%
  • Good Intent 11% 11%
  • False Alarm 10% 10%

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