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Recent News

Southern Manatee Fire Rescue District Hazardous Materials Team Assists Manatee County Sheriff’s Bomb Squad with 45 pounds of Explosive Compound

On February 9, 2019, at 6:54 pm the Southern Manatee Fire Rescue district responded to a request from the North River Fire Department to respond to assist in identification of a container that was located in the 400 block of Horseshoe Rd in Palmetto, Florida. The Hazmat Team identified the object and its contents as an explosive compound.

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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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