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Monthly Archives: June 2015

Public Notice – Collective Bargaining Negotiations


Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Florida Statutes 286.011 all interested persons are advised that the Deputy Chief will meet with the International Association of Firefighters, Local 2546 regarding a collective bargaining negotiation session on the following dates: Continue reading

CHFR Makes Presentation to Reed Family

At the May Board of Commission meeting, Cedar Hammock Division Chief Al Lobeto presented Firefighter Brian Reed’s family with a plaque containing the program of the unveiling of the new Fallen Firefighters Memorial at the state capital. The plaque also contained the etching of Firefighter Reed’s name and the year which he passed in the line of duty.

Fire District Holds Change of Command Ceremony

Fire District Holds Change of Command Ceremony
Article provided by the Anna Maria Island Sun – Pat Copeland, Sun Staff Writer

HOLMES BEACH – Island and Manatee County elected and fire officials, family and friends of outgoing West Manatee Fire Chief Andy Price and incoming Fire Chief Tom Sousa attended the Change of Command and Retirement ceremonies last week at Station 1 in Holmes Beach. Continue reading

April Awards and Recognitions

During the April Board of Commissioners meeting, Lieutenant Paul Hopkins and Firefighter Chad Brunner were awarded the Manatee County Fire Chiefs Association’s Unit Citation for their response to a large oak tree that fell onto a trailer entrapping a victim. As part of the LTRT 644, they were able to rescue the victim.

Lieutenant Ben Rigney was promoted to Captain and will be the District’s new Training Officer. Continue reading

WMFR Conducts Rescue Swimmer Training


Rescue Swimmer Training Conducted

Members of WMFR’s Rescue Swimmer Team performed their open water training evolution at Palma Sola Causeway. The Rescue Swimmers were tasked to “rescue” a buoy which represented an unconscious victim. Training also included searching for a submerged victim. Members of the Rescue Swimmer Team train regularly to keep their skills sharp.

Latest Meeting Postings

The West Manatee Fire Rescue regular meeting on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 has been CANCELLED.  [Read More...]
The West Manatee Fire Rescue will be holding a Pension Board meeting on Wednesday, November 28, 2018[Read More...]
The West Manatee Fire Rescue will be holding a regular meeting  on  Tuesday, November 13, 2018 a[Read More...]

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