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Transparency in Coverage

Pursuant to rules set forth by the U.S Department of Health & Human Services, U.S. Department of Labor and U.S. Department of the Treasury,  The following link is provided for Machine Readable Files (MRF) for Transparency of Coverage. 

https://www.ticmrf.com/65-0196029  Link active after 7/1/2022

Accessibility Issues

Please contact either Chief Robert Bounds (rbounds@smfr.com ) or Executive Management Assistant Debbie Tuckerman (dtuckerman@smfr.com) via email or at 941.751.7675  for any accessibility issues on the website.  If you are using assistive technology to access content on this website and the format of any material interferes with your ability to access it, please let us know immediately and we will correct it.  If you contact us, please indicate the nature of your accessibility problem, the preferred format in which to receive the material the webpage address of the requested material, your contact information, and any other information that would allow us to better assist you.

Upcoming Events

  1. Pension Board Meetings

    October 11 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
  2. Commission Meeting

    October 20 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  3. Pension Board Meetings

    November 8 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Recent News

IAFF Local 2546 Contract Signing

At the July 21, 2022 Board of Commissioners meeting the newest IAFF (International Association of Fire Fighters) union contract was accepted and signed.  The contract comes from efforts by the union negotiation team and administration at Southern Manatee Fire and...

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30 year awards

On July 21 2022 Southern Manatee Fire and Rescue awarded Lt. Melvin Bonds and Cpt. Adam Chevalier certificates and ribbons for 30 years of service with the department.  Please join us in congratulating Lt. Bonds and Cpt. Chevalier on this achievement.   [gallery...

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Quick Stats: Agust 2022

Incidents and Calls Reported

Average response time (in minutes)

Value of Property Saved (YTD)

Incident Breakdown

  • Fire 3% 3%
  • Rescue & EMS 63% 63%
  • Hazard (No Fire) 3% 3%
  • Service Call 9% 9%
  • Good Intent 13% 13%
  • False Alarm 9% 9%

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