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Please contact either Chief Robert Bounds (rbounds@smfr.com ) or Executive Management Assistant Debbie Tuckerman (dtuckerman@smfr.com) via email or at 941.751.7675  for any accessibility issues on the website.  If you are using assistive technology to access content on this website and the format of any material interferes with your ability to access it, please let us know immediately and we will correct it.  If you contact us, please indicate the nature of your accessibility problem, the preferred format in which to receive the material the webpage address of the requested material, your contact information, and any other information that would allow us to better assist you.

Upcoming Events

  1. Pension Board Meeting

    August 10 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
  2. Commission Meeting

    August 19 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  3. Adopt Non-Ad Valorem Assessment, Tentative Millage Rate & Tentative Budget

    September 9 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Recent News

Southern Manatee Fire Rescue promotes two employees

The Southern Manatee Fire Rescue District is pleased to announce the promotion of Deputy Chief of Operations Ricardo Blanco to the position of Assistant Chief and Training Captain Robert Thayer to the position of Training Chief.  These individuals have shown...

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Request For Proposals for Construction Services

The Southern Manatee Fire Rescue District (District) seeks submittals to a Request for Proposals (RFP) from qualified contractors for construction services regarding the District’s Station No. 2 located at 1911 30th Avenue E., Bradenton, Florida 34208, from a set of...

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Quick Stats: June 2021

Incidents and Calls Reported

Average response time (in minutes)

Value of Property Saved (YTD)

Incident Breakdown

  • Fire 5% 5%
  • Rescue & EMS 69% 69%
  • Hazard (No Fire) 4% 4%
  • Service Call 6% 6%
  • Good Intent 8% 8%
  • False Alarm 8% 8%

“Protecting lives and property by providing a superior level of service through prevention and emergency response to the public.”