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West Manatee Fire & Rescue is an Independent Special Fire Control District located on the West Side of Manatee County, Florida. The district is bordered by the Gulf of Mexico on the west, Tampa Bay on the north, Town of Longboat Key on the south and the City of Bradenton on the East. The District includes the three cities of Anna Maria Island: City of Anna Maria, City of Bradenton Beach and the City of Holmes Beach. The district also serves the unincorporated area of Cortez, Palma Sola and Northwest Bradenton. Our District is approximately 18 square miles with a population of 27,733. We also have over 2.4 million visitors to our public beaches each year.

Our District has 3 fire stations, employs 50 career members that protect an area valued at $5.2 billion on 20,529 parcels. The operating budget for fiscal year 2023/2024 is $11,727,453.14 and a capital/reserve budget of $5,431,775.

Mission Statement

West Manatee Fire Rescue is committed to providing professional services essential to the safety and well-being of the community. This is accomplished through quick and prepared response, life safety education, prevention, and other related services.

Vision Statement

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Our vision is for West manatee Fire & Rescue District to be widely recognized as a dynamic emergency services organization, and viewed by internal and external stakeholders as well-trained and professional. Internally, we will have proven fiscal prudence through effectively managed resources, while embracing efficiencies through innovation. Externally, we will have demonstrated pride in providing outstanding service to the community.

In order to exceed the expectations of the community that places their trust in us, we will hold one another accountable for carrying out our mission, living our values, and seeing our vision become reality.

Value Statement

“Excellence through Commitment, Courage and Compassion”

Commitment: Striving to provide the best possible service to our community.
Courage: The ability to face dangerous situations at a moments notice.
Compassion: Knowing the effects of life changing emergencies and treating people with understanding, respect and concern.