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Upcoming Events

  1. Adoption of Millage Rate, Budget & Regular Meeting

    September 19 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  2. Pension Board Meeting

    October 8 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
  3. Commission Board Meeting

    October 17 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Recent News

Certification of three new drivers

On Thursday 08/22/2019 our department certified three new drivers. Please join us in congratulating Firefighter / Paramedic Young, Firefighter / EMT Zitnick, & Firefighter / EMT Asher on their accomplishments. Our first time drivers program can take up to a year...

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Cigna’s 2019 Honorable Culture of Well-Being award

Southern Manatee Fire & Rescue District has been selected as Cigna's 2019 Honorable Culture of Well-Being award recipient for the South Florida market! The Well-Being Award application evaluates areas such as leadership, organizational foundations, policy and...

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Quick Stats: August 2019

Incidents and Calls Reported

Average response time (in minutes)

Value of Property Saved (YTD)

Incident Breakdown

  • Fire 1% 1%
  • Rescue & EMS 65% 65%
  • Hazard (No Fire) 6% 6%
  • Service Call 4% 4%
  • Good Intent 11% 11%
  • False Alarm 12% 12%

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