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Nov 13

Pension Board Meeting

November 13 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Nov 15

Commission Board Meeting

November 15 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Dec 11

Pension Board Meeting

December 11 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Dec 20

Commission Board Meeting

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

Recent News

Southern Manatee Fire Rescue District Reminds Residents: “Look.Listen.Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere.”

To kick off this year’s Fire Prevention Week, the Southern Manatee Fire Rescue District hosted an Open House on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at Fire Station #3 located at 7611 Prospect Road. Our Open House started at 10:00 a.m. and ended at 2:00 p.m. and hosted a series of events in support of this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign theme, “Look.Listen.Learn.”

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Southern Manatee Fire Rescue District Host Decontamination Seminar

On August 29th, 2018 Southern Manatee Fire Rescue District hosted a seminar that was put on by the Florida Firefighters Safety and Health Collaborative, University of Miami Health System, Pierce Fire Apparatus and Ten 8 that pertained to Cancer in the Fire Service, awareness and prevention and how to properly decontaminate personnel after a fire or hazardous incident.

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Southern Manatee Fire Rescue District Leading the Way in Drone Use

On August 24th, 2018 Southern Manatee Fire Rescue District was featured in the FireRescue 1 Magazine and on their Website over the use of Drones. FireRescue 1 News has international circulation, so this story appeared around the world. Southern Manatee Fire Rescue District has been leading the way in Florida for Drone utilization and it seems like every day we find another use in utilizing our Drones in making us more efficient and safer in our service delivery to our citizens.

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Quick Stats: September 2018

Incidents and Calls Reported

Average response time (in minutes)

Value of Property Saved (YTD)

Incident Breakdown

  • Fire 1%
  • Rescue & EMS 72%
  • Hazard (No Fire) 3%
  • Service Call 3%
  • Good Intent 12%
  • False Alarm 9%

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