Upcoming Events

Thu 28

Negotiations with the IAFF – Local 2546

July 28 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
2451 Trailmate Drive Sarasota FL
Tue 09

Pension Board Meeting

August 9 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Tue 09

Negotiations with the IAFF – Local 2546

August 9 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
2451 Trailmate Drive Sarasota FL
Thu 18

Commission Board Meeting

August 18 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Recent News

Exceptional Customer Service Award Given to SMFR Firefighters And Manatee County EMS Medics

On May 31st, 2016 around noon, Station 4-B Shift, Truck 343 and Medic 7 were dispatched to a report of an unknown type of medical emergency, person collapsed. Apparently the patient was behind his house mowing his lawn and tripped over some garden stones. When this happened a neighbor saw the patient collapsed and did not get up right away so they called 9-1-1. When our personnel arrived on scene…

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SMFR And Manatee County EMS Personnel Receive Phoenix Award

On Thursday, July 21st, 2016 at the Southern Manatee Fire Rescue District monthly Fire Commissioner Meeting, the Fire Commissioners recognized FF/EMT Seth Burnett, FF/EMT Steve Gibson, FF/EMT Brian Hodges, Paramedic Keith Lock and Paramedic Kevin Mackin with the Phoenix Award for successfully resuscitating a patient that suffered a sudden cardiac arrest while playing golf

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Southern Manatee Assists Sarasota County FD In A 6 Alarm Fire

On the early morning hours of Friday, June 17, 2016, Southern Manatee Fire Rescue District Engine 351 and Engine 331 responded to assist Sarasota County Fire Department with a 6 Alarm Fire at 925 Packinghouse Road. The fire involved an old wood frame packinghouse that dated back to early 50’s that was surrounded by other wood frame buildings.

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Quick Stats: June 2016

Incidents and Calls Reported

Average response time (in minutes)

Value of Property Saved

Incident Breakdown

  • Fire 4%
  • Rescue & EMS 68%
  • Hazard (No Fire) 6%
  • Service Call 6%
  • Good Intent 8%
  • False Alarm 8%

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