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Please contact either Deputy Chief Robert Bounds (rbounds@smfr.com ) or Executive Management Assistant Debbie Tuckerman (dtuckerman@smfr.com) via email or at 941.751.7675  for any accessibility issues on the website.  If you are using assistive technology to access content on this website and the format of any material interferes with your ability to access it, please let us know immediately and we will correct it.  If you contact us, please indicate the nature of your accessibility problem, the preferred format in which to receive the material the webpage address of the requested material, your contact information, and any other information that would allow us to better assist you.

Upcoming Events

  1. Pension Board Meeting

    December 8 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
  2. Commission Meeting

    December 17 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  3. Commission Meeting

    January 21, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Recent News

“Operation Surprise”

On Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at 1100 hours, Home Depot Store #6319, 5475 University Parkway, invited the Southern Manatee Fire Rescue District to their store for “Operation Surprise”. When we arrived we were greeted by store managers and employees that presented us...

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Flowers Bakery

On Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at 1000 hours, Flowers Baker, 6490 Parkland Drive, donated multiple bakery bins full of bread, dinner rolls, cookies and other delicious bakery goods for all off our Fire Stations. The men and women of the Southern Manatee Fire Rescue...

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The Correct Way to Fry a Turkey

On Monday, November 23, 2020 at 1300 hours, the Southern Manatee Fire Rescue District and the Manatee County Communication Department partnered together to produce a video safety message on how to properly fry a turkey. This video was produced at Fire Station #2, 1911...

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Quick Stats: October 2020

Incidents and Calls Reported

Average response time (in minutes)

Value of Property Saved (YTD)

Incident Breakdown

  • Fire 2% 2%
  • Rescue & EMS 62% 62%
  • Hazard (No Fire) 4% 4%
  • Service Call 9% 9%
  • Good Intent 15% 15%
  • False Alarm 9% 9%

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