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Upcoming Events

Sat 29

Open House

September 29 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sarasota
Oct 09

Pension Board Meeting

October 9 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Sarasota
Oct 18

Commission Board Meeting

October 18 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sarasota
Nov 13

Pension Board Meeting

November 13 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Sarasota

Recent News

Southern Manatee Fire Rescue District Host Decontamination Seminar

On August 29th, 2018 Southern Manatee Fire Rescue District hosted a seminar that was put on by the Florida Firefighters Safety and Health Collaborative, University of Miami Health System, Pierce Fire Apparatus and Ten 8 that pertained to Cancer in the Fire Service, awareness and prevention and how to properly decontaminate personnel after a fire or hazardous incident.

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Southern Manatee Fire Rescue District Leading the Way in Drone Use

On August 24th, 2018 Southern Manatee Fire Rescue District was featured in the FireRescue 1 Magazine and on their Website over the use of Drones. FireRescue 1 News has international circulation, so this story appeared around the world. Southern Manatee Fire Rescue District has been leading the way in Florida for Drone utilization and it seems like every day we find another use in utilizing our Drones in making us more efficient and safer in our service delivery to our citizens.

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Southern Manatee Fire Rescue District Assists Manatee County Sheriff’s Department with their Annual “Family Night Out” Program

On August 7th, 2018 Southern Manatee Fire Rescue District along with other Fire Districts and Manatee County EMS assisted Manatee County Sheriff’s Department with their Annual “Family Night Out” Program. Each agency provided equipment and personnel for display and in educating the public over Public Safety and it also provided an opportunity for children of all ages to have fun in learning about Public Safety.

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Quick Stats: August 2018

Incidents and Calls Reported

Average response time (in minutes)

Value of Property Saved (YTD)

Incident Breakdown

  • Fire 3%
  • Rescue & EMS 69%
  • Hazard (No Fire) 2%
  • Service Call 3%
  • Good Intent 10%
  • False Alarm 14%

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