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Pension Board Meeting

June 13 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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Commission Board Meeting

June 15 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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July 11 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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Jul 20

Commission Board Meeting

July 20 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Recent News

Southern Manatee & EVO Gymnastics

On 4/18, 19 & 20 Southern Manatee Fire Rescue presented certificates of appreciation to EVO gymnastics and several of the gymnast in recognition of their demonstration of acrobatics they practice on a routine basis. This demonstration gives valuable insight to first responders who may be called upon to render care in the event of an injury.

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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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Quick Stats: April 2017

Incidents and Calls Reported

Average response time (in minutes)

Value of Property Saved (YTD)

Incident Breakdown

  • Fire 5%
  • Rescue & EMS 69%
  • Hazard (No Fire) 2%
  • Service Call 3%
  • Good Intent 13%
  • False Alarm 7%

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