Hands-Only CPR Event Held at Booker High School

On Thursday December 5th, 2019, from 0700 hours to 1430 hours Southern Manatee Fire Rescue District and Sarasota Memorial Hospital conducted a “Hands-only CPR classes” to high school students at Booker High School. This event ran from 0700 to 1430 hours and each class...

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Anhydrous Ammonia Leak

Sarasota County Fire Department & Southern Manatee Fire Rescue District Respond to an Anhydrous Ammonia Leak Early this morning at 0558 hours, Southern Manatee Fire Rescue District Hazardous...

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Captain Mike Bloski honored by Congressman Vern Buchanan

Captain Mike Bloski is among a group that was honored by Congressman Vern Buchanan’s 16th District Congressional Fire and Rescue/EMS Awards ceremony. This award ceremony was held on Wednesday, October 9, 2019, in the evening at the City of Bradenton City Hall...

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Firefighter/EMT Chris Snider Retires

On Monday, October 7, 2019 at 1130 hours the Southern Manatee Fire Rescue District held a retirement ceremony for FF/EMT Chris Snider. FF/EMT Snider retires after completing 15 years with the District. FF/EMT Chris Snider actual began his career in the fire service...

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Rescue of an Injured Worker on a Roof

At 0841 hours on October 4, 2019 Engine 351 was dispatched to a report of person that fell from a roof. Upon arrival Engine 351 found their patient still on the roof. This patient apparently fell from one level of the roof to another. Engine 351 requested assistance...

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Certification of three new drivers

On Thursday 08/22/2019 our department certified three new drivers. Please join us in congratulating Firefighter / Paramedic Young, Firefighter / EMT Zitnick, & Firefighter / EMT Asher on their accomplishments. Our first time drivers program can take up to a year...

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Cigna’s 2019 Honorable Culture of Well-Being award

Southern Manatee Fire & Rescue District has been selected as Cigna's 2019 Honorable Culture of Well-Being award recipient for the South Florida market! The Well-Being Award application evaluates areas such as leadership, organizational foundations, policy and...

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2-Alarm Fire in a Commercial Building

On April 29 2019, at 1512 hours Southern Manatee Fire Rescue District was dispatched to 6341 33rd Street East for a report of a fire within a commercial building. The initial fire apparatus dispatched to this address was Engine 311, Engine 321, Engine 341, Ladder 339,...

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