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Upcoming Events

Thu 20

Commission Board Meeting

December 20 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Jan 08

Pension Board Meeting

January 8, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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Jan 17

Commission Board Meeting

January 17, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Feb 12

Pension Board Meeting

February 12, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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Recent News

Cardiac Arrest Survivor Gets To Meet Those That Saved His Life at Recent Awards Ceremony

On December 11th at 0900 hours at the Manatee County Public Safety Building during the Manatee County monthly awards ceremony they provided Phoenix Award Recognitions to both Southern Manatee Fire Rescue Personnel as well as Manatee County Paramedics for saving the life of a cardiac arrest victim. However in addition to being recognized for saving the life of this patient, they actually were “Thanked” personally by the patient and his family.

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Southern Manatee Fire Rescue Holds 2nd Annual 5K Walk/Run

On December 1 and December 2, 2018, the Southern Manatee Fire Rescue District held their 2nd annual 5K Walk/Run event. This year our event staging area was B.J.’s parking lot in the rear and our course took us from B.J.’s down Cooper Creek Blvd. to Honore Avenue and then north on Honore Avenue to Station 5 and then back to B.J.’s parking lot.

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Southern Manatee Fire Rescue Holds 3rd Annual Awards Banquet

On Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 1700 hours, the Southern Manatee Fire Rescue District held their annual Awards Ceremony/Banquet. This year’s event was held at the Bradenton Moose Lodge #1223, 310 44th Avenue East, Bradenton. The Southern Manatee Fire Rescue District Auxiliary did an outstanding job with the planning, menu and set up of this year’s awards banquet.

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Quick Stats: November 2018

Incidents and Calls Reported

Average response time (in minutes)

Value of Property Saved (YTD)

Incident Breakdown

  • Fire 4%
  • Rescue & EMS 73%
  • Hazard (No Fire) 2%
  • Service Call 3%
  • Good Intent 11%
  • False Alarm 7%

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