It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Fire Chief James T. Steffens, a dedicated and revered leader who served 10 years of service with unwavering commitment to Oneco Tallevast Fire Control District & Southern Manatee Fire Rescue District.

A Memorial Service will be held to honor and remember Chief Steffens’s legacy and contributions to our community.

Memorial Service Details:

  • Date: Friday, February 2, 2024
  • Time: 1:00 pm
  • Location: Southern Manatee Fire Rescue District
    Administration Building
    2451 Trailmate Drive
    Sarasota, FL 34243

In Remembrance: Join us as we gather to share memories, stories, and pay tribute to a leader who exemplified courage, dedication, and compassion. Chief Steffens touched the lives of many, leaving an indelible mark on our hearts.


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