New employees join SMFR

We are pleased to introduce the newest additions to the Southern Manatee Fire Rescue family.  Firefighter Paramedic Christopher McKinniss and Firefighter Paramedic Easton Evans both joined us in the 3rd quarter of 2021.

Drug Free Manatee PSA

On May 10th, 2021 at approximately 8:30pm, Southern Manatee Fire Rescue partnered with Drug Free Manatee to create a PSA video. Ladder 339, ALS Engine 341, Battalion 3, Alpha 7, and SMFR Training Division created a crash scene where we extricated a driver from a...

Life Saving Award

On May 20, 2021 Southern Manatee Fire Rescue awarded the Life Saving Award to Felix Tacoronte.  On March 27, 2021 units were dispatched to a pediatric near drowning.  The child was reportedly submerged for over one minute.  Felix Tacoronte was a bystander at the pool...

Retirement of Fire Marshal Leslie Adent

On Wednesday March 31, 2021 Southern Manatee Fire Rescue District honored Fire Marshal Leslie Adent’s 31 years of service to the District.  Leslie was one of the last firefighters from the Oneco-Tallevast Fire Department that eventually merged with Tallevast FD to...