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Please contact either Deputy Chief Robert Bounds ( ) or Executive Management Assistant Debbie Tuckerman ( 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

    June 9 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
  2. Commission Board Meeting

    June 18 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  3. Pension Board Meeting

    July 14 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Recent News

Notice of meeting

PUBLIC MEETING HELD DURING PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY DUE TO COVID-19 Notice is hereby given that the Board of Commissioners (“Board”) of the Southern Manatee Fire & Rescue District (“District”) will hold Emergency Meetings of the Board of Commissioners every...

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Braden River High School demonstration

Yesterday Squad 328 was invited to Braden River High School to demonstrate how SMFR is integrating drone technology into our hazmat response. The students were part of the technology, engineering and environmental sciences classes and many were also members of the...

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Quick Stats: April 2020

Incidents and Calls Reported

Average response time (in minutes)

Value of Property Saved (YTD)

Incident Breakdown

  • Fire 4% 4%
  • Rescue & EMS 67% 67%
  • Hazard (No Fire) 2% 2%
  • Service Call 8% 8%
  • Good Intent 11% 11%
  • False Alarm 7% 7%

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