Sozo’s Ministries

On Thursday, January 21, 2021, Lieutenant Derek Foss, DVP for Local 2546 and Chief Officers from the Department presented a check for $3000.00 to Dwayne “Bishop” Freeze of Sozo’s Ministries. This organization’s main focus is to get kids off the streets and into...

School Fire Drill

Each year, our Public Schools are required by the State to conduct monthly fire drills. But last year was like no other. In order to keep our children safe and to continue to social distance, the State modified fire drill requirements. After the school met the...

COVID-19 Vaccine Immunizations

On Friday, January 1, 2021, Saturday, January 2, Sunday, January 3 and Monday, January 4, 2021, Southern Manatee Fire Rescue District Paramedic’s assisted the Manatee County Health Department and Manatee County EMS / Public Safety in the administration of the...

Firefighters assist local youth organization

This Christmas, employees of the Southern Manatee Fire District teamed up with a local Youth organization, aimed at keeping kids off the streets and on the right path.  Sozo’s Ministries, located within the District boundaries, has an Annual Christmas Party and relies...

“Operation Surprise”

On Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at 1100 hours, Home Depot Store #6319, 5475 University Parkway, invited the Southern Manatee Fire Rescue District to their store for “Operation Surprise”. When we arrived we were greeted by store managers and employees that presented us...

Flowers Bakery

On Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at 1000 hours, Flowers Baker, 6490 Parkland Drive, donated multiple bakery bins full of bread, dinner rolls, cookies and other delicious bakery goods for all off our Fire Stations. The men and women of the Southern Manatee Fire Rescue...