Mission, Vision & Values

Mission Statement: Dedicated to Providing Quality Care Through Education,Prevention,And Response to the Needs of Our Community.

All the East Manatee Fire Rescue District Firefighters are Emergency Medical Technicians and are equipped to respond to medical emergencies and assist the county paramedic transport ambulance service. Our Administration building is our headquarters and offices for Administration, Finance, Fire Prevention, Training, Operations, and Office of the Fire Chief.

Organizational Values: Leadership Through Honesty and Integrity.

The East Manatee Fire Rescue District is comprised of approximately 346 square miles and included are some of Florida’s fastest-growing geographical areas, consisting of one-half suburban area and the other half agriculture and forest land. East Manatee Fire Rescue District provides 10 fire stations staffed around the clock with nine fire engines and two ladder trucks.

Vision Statement: Committed to Quality Service.

The East Manatee Fire Rescue District provides fire suppression and emergency services to approximately 98,000 residents, over 27,000 homes, and 2,000 businesses within the fire district. The Florida Legislature formed the East Manatee Fire Rescue District to protect the growing eastern area of Manatee County including a large portion of the Lakewood Ranch area. The boundaries are the Manatee River to the north and Sarasota County to the south, the Braden River to the west and County Line Road to the east.

Manatee County Extends Burn Ban

MANATEE COUNTY, FL (June 3, 2024) – Due to the continued hot and dry weather, the Manatee County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) has voted to impose a ban on all outdoor burning and the use and discharge of fireworks and sparklers in the county, effective immediately.

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