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Upcoming Events

  1. Pension Board Meeting

    December 14 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
  2. Commission Meeting

    December 16 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  3. Commission Meeting

    January 20, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Recent News

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.

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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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Quick Stats: August 2021

Incidents and Calls Reported

Average response time (in minutes)

Value of Property Saved (YTD)

Incident Breakdown

  • Fire 2% 2%
  • Rescue & EMS 73% 73%
  • Hazard (No Fire) 3% 3%
  • Service Call 6% 6%
  • Good Intent 7% 7%
  • False Alarm 9% 9%

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