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Upcoming Events

  1. Rate Establishment Hearing/Board Meeting

    May 20 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  2. Pension Board Meeting

    June 8 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
  3. Commission Meeting

    June 17 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Recent News

Now Hiring

Southern Manatee Fire Rescue is now hiring entry-level Firefighter/Paramedics. Hiring will be open until May 13 at 5p. Anyone interested can seek further information by going to the National Testing Network website at [gallery...

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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...

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Promotion of Deputy Fire Marshal Frank Meola

On Thursday March 13, 2021 Southern Manatee Fire Rescue District promoted Frank Meola to the position of Deputy Fire Marshal.  Frank has served over 16 years with SMFR as an experienced firefighter and inspector.  Congratulations to Deputy Fire Marshal Meola. [gallery...

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Quick Stats: April 2021

Incidents and Calls Reported

Average response time (in minutes)

Value of Property Saved (YTD)

Incident Breakdown

  • Fire 3% 3%
  • Rescue & EMS 69% 69%
  • Hazard (No Fire) 3% 3%
  • Service Call 9% 9%
  • Good Intent 10% 10%
  • False Alarm 7% 7%

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