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Recent News

Southern Manatee Fire Rescue District 5 Alarm Commercial Fire

On Thursday, May 18, 2017, the Southern Manatee Fire Rescue District responded to 1401 44th Avenue East at 1200 hours for a report of a structure fire. Upon leaving the Station Battalion 3 advised ECC that he had a large column of thick black smoke and requested a 2nd alarm to dispatch.
Engine 321 arrived 3 minutes later at 1203 hours and reported a fully involved building with fire spreading to a large pile of tires.

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Southern Manatee Fire Rescue Haz-mat Team Assists North River Fire District

On Thursday, June 1, 2017, the Southern Manatee Fire Rescue District Hazardous Materials Team responded to the North River Fire District for a fuel spill in a boat. Accidentally a boat owner pumped over 20 gallons of fuel through a rod holder instead of his fuel tank. This fuel ended up in bottom of this boat in the well and rapidly became an extremely dangerous incident.

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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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Quick Stats: May 2017

Incidents and Calls Reported

Average response time (in minutes)

Value of Property Saved (YTD)

Incident Breakdown

  • Fire 4%
  • Rescue & EMS 69%
  • Hazard (No Fire) 3%
  • Service Call 5%
  • Good Intent 9%
  • False Alarm 9%

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