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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.  Link active after 7/1/2022

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Upcoming Events

  1. Commission Meeting

    August 18 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  2. Adopt Proposed Millage Rate & Budget

    September 8 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  3. Pension Board Meetings

    September 13 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Recent News

Chihuahua rescue

On 04/20/2022 SMFR “A” shift was dispatched to a working structure fire in the Briarwood subdivision.  All occupants were out of the structure, but the family pet was not located during the evacuation.  Crews made entry and while one crew was battling the fire the...

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New Hires

Southern Manatee Fire Rescue would like to announce the hiring of 5 new firefighters.  The new hires are filling vacancies created as a result of recent retirements and internal promotions. Firefighter/Paramedic Luis Penarenas Firefighter/Paramedic Justin Woods...

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Promotion of Paul Wojcik

Southern Manatee Fire Rescue would like to congratulate Paul Wojcik on his promotion to Inspector.  The administration looks forward to this newest addition to the Prevention Bureau and knows Paul will do an outstanding job. Please join us in congratulating Inspector...

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Quick Stats: July 2022

Incidents and Calls Reported

Average response time (in minutes)

Value of Property Saved (YTD)

Incident Breakdown

  • Fire 2% 2%
  • Rescue & EMS 68% 68%
  • Hazard (No Fire) 2% 2%
  • Service Call 8% 8%
  • Good Intent 10% 10%
  • False Alarm 10% 10%

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