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Upcoming Events

  1. Commission Board Meeting

    October 17 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  2. Pension Board Meeting

    November 12 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
  3. Commission Board Meeting

    November 21 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Recent News

Captain Mike Bloski honored by Congressman Vern Buchanan

Captain Mike Bloski is among a group that was honored by Congressman Vern Buchanan’s 16th District Congressional Fire and Rescue/EMS Awards ceremony. This award ceremony was held on Wednesday, October 9, 2019, in the evening at the City of Bradenton City Hall...

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Firefighter/EMT Chris Snider Retires

On Monday, October 7, 2019 at 1130 hours the Southern Manatee Fire Rescue District held a retirement ceremony for FF/EMT Chris Snider. FF/EMT Snider retires after completing 15 years with the District. FF/EMT Chris Snider actual began his career in the fire service...

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Rescue of an Injured Worker on a Roof

At 0841 hours on October 4, 2019 Engine 351 was dispatched to a report of person that fell from a roof. Upon arrival Engine 351 found their patient still on the roof. This patient apparently fell from one level of the roof to another. Engine 351 requested assistance...

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Quick Stats: August 2019

Incidents and Calls Reported

Average response time (in minutes)

Value of Property Saved (YTD)

Incident Breakdown

  • Fire 1% 1%
  • Rescue & EMS 65% 65%
  • Hazard (No Fire) 6% 6%
  • Service Call 4% 4%
  • Good Intent 11% 11%
  • False Alarm 12% 12%

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