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Upcoming Events

  1. Pension Board Meeting

    July 13 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
  2. Commission Meeting

    July 15 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  3. Pension Board Meeting

    August 10 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Recent News

Request For Proposals for Construction Services

The Southern Manatee Fire Rescue District (District) seeks submittals to a Request for Proposals (RFP) from qualified contractors for construction services regarding the District’s Station No. 2 located at 1911 30th Avenue E., Bradenton, Florida 34208, from a set of...

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Drug Free Manatee PSA

On May 10th, 2021 at approximately 8:30pm, Southern Manatee Fire Rescue partnered with Drug Free Manatee to create a PSA video. Ladder 339, ALS Engine 341, Battalion 3, Alpha 7, and SMFR Training Division created a crash scene where we extricated a driver from a...

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Life Saving Award

On May 20, 2021 Southern Manatee Fire Rescue awarded the Life Saving Award to Felix Tacoronte.  On March 27, 2021 units were dispatched to a pediatric near drowning.  The child was reportedly submerged for over one minute.  Felix Tacoronte was a bystander at the pool...

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Quick Stats: May 2021

Incidents and Calls Reported

Average response time (in minutes)

Value of Property Saved (YTD)

Incident Breakdown

  • Fire 4% 4%
  • Rescue & EMS 71% 71%
  • Hazard (No Fire) 4% 4%
  • Service Call 5% 5%
  • Good Intent 10% 10%
  • False Alarm 5% 5%

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