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Recent News

Southern Manatee Fire Rescue District Receives $5000.00 from Preferred Training/Safety Incentive Program

The Southern Manatee Fire Rescue District receives a check for $5000.00 for two (2) Safety grants that were submitted to the TIPS program. Captain Robert Thayer submitted two (2) grant applications for two (2) Safety equipment enhancements that the District implemented back in October 2017 for the purpose of reducing injures that could occur at the scene of a motor vehicle accident and structure fire.

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Southern Manatee Fire Rescue District Recognizes Employees for Their Accomplishments

On April 19th, 2018 Suzann Moore was recognized for her retirement after 10 years of service to the District. Suzann was assigned to Fire Prevention as their secretary, however Suzann did a lot for many people across all Divisions. Additionally the District recognized Firefighter/EMT Kiel Duquette, Firefighter/EMT Tim Keusch and Firefighter/EMT Richard McGinley for their actions in retrieving a citizen that went off bridge off of Honore Avenue in her pick-up truck.

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Southern Manatee Fire Rescue District Personnel Learning Emergency Cricothyrotomy Procedures in Paramedic School

Captain Robert Thayer, Firefighter/EMT Sam Collins and Firefighter/EMT David Wernet learning and practicing cricothyrotomy procedures. Cricothyrotomy is a required skill for Paramedic’s to learn and to become very proficient in. Cricothyrotomy is not a skill that is routinely performed in the field like IV’s and endotracheal intubations are and is actually performed when all other airway procedures have failed.

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Quick Stats: May 2018

Incidents and Calls Reported

Average response time (in minutes)

Value of Property Saved (YTD)

Incident Breakdown

  • Fire 3%
  • Rescue & EMS 65%
  • Hazard (No Fire) 5%
  • Service Call 4%
  • Good Intent 10%
  • False Alarm 13%

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