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Upcoming Events

  1. Commission Board Meeting

    March 21 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  2. Pension Board Meeting

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

    April 18 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Recent News

Paramedic’s Graduate from Suncoast Technical College

On March 14th, Captain Robert Thayer, FF/EMT David Wernet and FF/EMT Sam Collins graduated from Suncoast Technical College after completing the Paramedic Class. They completed over 1100 hours of classroom training, clinical rotation at Sarasota Memorial Hospital...

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Southern Manatee Fire Rescue District Receives TIPS Grant

On March 5th, at 1030 hours Pam Hancock presents a check in the amount of $1481.70. Back on February 6th, Captain Bobby Thayer submitted a grant application to Preferred, our Work Comp carrier, for a Safety Project to ensure the safety of our Firefighters during a...

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Quick Stats: January 2019

Incidents and Calls Reported

Average response time (in minutes)

Value of Property Saved (YTD)

Incident Breakdown

  • Fire 3% 3%
  • Rescue & EMS 70% 70%
  • Hazard (No Fire) 3% 3%
  • Service Call 4% 4%
  • Good Intent 11% 11%
  • False Alarm 9% 9%

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