Spaghetti Dinner

During the Annual Fall Festival at Abel Elementary, Southern Manatee Fire Rescue provides the school with a gift certificate for their silent auction.  Whoever purchases the certificate would be given a fun filled night at our Station 1 and dinner with the...

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Lake Bridge Falls attended a CPR / AED class

On Wednesday 01/15/2020 members of Lake Bridge Falls attended a CPR / AED class. Firefighter Paramedic Paul Wojcik and Bobby Thayer instructed members on how to handle these cardiac emergencies to better prepare them for pre-arrival care before...

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Food Truck Inspection class

On Monday 01/13/2020 Southern Manatee hosted the Food Truck Inspection class thru Event Managers. Inspectors and Fire Marshall’s throughout Manatee County attended this class to ensure safety and code enforcement with mobile food vendors.

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EMS Fire Drill

On Monday January 13th, Manatee County EMS, along with Engine 341, Engine 312, Ladder 339, Squad 328, Training 309, and Battalion 3 completed a joint drill at Training...

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Annual Holiday and Awards Banquet

On Saturday December 7th, 2019, from 1700 hours to 2100 hours Southern Manatee Fire Rescue District held their annual holiday and awards banquet at the Moose Lodge at 310 44th Avenue East. The food was provided by Sony’s BBQ. Due to winning once again 1st place at the...

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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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