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Upcoming Events

  1. Commission Board Meeting

    February 21 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  2. Pension Board Meeting

    March 12 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
  3. Commission Board Meeting

    March 21 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Recent News

Southern Manatee Fire Rescue District Recognizes Local Businesses that Provided Recent Support to the District’s Wellness Event

On January 17, 2019, the Southern Manatee Fire Rescue District Fire Commissioners recognized various local businesses that were major contributors to our 2nd Annual 5K Walk/Run event. Firefighter/EMT/Fitness Coordinator Christi Hollins provided the Fire Commissioners with information about each business and what they did in making our 2nd Annual 5K event a huge success once again. Appreciation plaques were given to New Balance, BJ’s Wholesale, Learning Express and Orange Theory Fitness.

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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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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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