On March 2, 3 and 4, 2018, each day starting at 0900 hours and ending around 1200 hours, Southern Manatee Firefighters were out in force at multiple intersections with their fire boots collecting money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA).read more
Southern Manatee Fire Rescue is using drones to determine the risk associated with some hazmat situations. The technology takes the place of the first in entry teams and the drone determines if there are any hazardous materials in the area. Then, the teams know how to properly and safely respond without putting crews in danger.
“Anything we can do to help the public, that’s why we’re here,” proudly stated Chris Gould, Battalion Chief of Southern Manatee Fire Rescue and the county’s Hazard Materials Team Coordinator.
Public safety is number one for Southern Manatee Fire Rescueread more
Southern Manatee Fire Rescue District Honors Lisa Kalmbach for her many years in providing Critical Incident Stress Debriefing to the Emergency Services Personnel of Manatee County
On February 15, 2018 at the SMFR Commissioner meeting, Lisa Kalmbach, employee of the Emergency Communication Center of Manatee County, was recognized and honored with an appreciation plaque for her many years of service in providing CISD services to all Fire, EMS and Law enforcement personnel in Manatee County.read more
Quick Stats: February 2018
Incidents and Calls Reported
Average response time (in minutes)
Value of Property Saved (YTD)
- Fire 3%
- Rescue & EMS 74%
- Hazard (No Fire) 2%
- Service Call 4%
- Good Intent 10%
- False Alarm 7%