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...

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...

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...

Retirement of Larry Betts

Southern Manatee Fire Rescue would like to congratulate Larry Betts on his retirement.  We would like to thank Larry for his 19 years of service to the citizens of Manatee County.

Promotion of Steve Hodges

Southern Manatee Fire Rescue would like to congratulate Steve Hodges on his promotion to Lieutenant.   Please join us in congratulating Lieutenant Hodges on his promotion.

Promotion of Adam Chevalier

Southern Manatee Fire Rescue would like to congratulate Adam Chevalier on his promotion to Logistics Captain.  This position, being new to our organization will report directly to the Assistant Chief and will be primarily responsible for supervising, monitoring, and...