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          Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT IS THE PROCESS FOR BDA TESTING? 

The process can be found in this document from Manatee County Information technology Services.

Where can I find West Manatee Fire & Rescue's Local Ordinance? 
Where can I find West Manatee Fire Rescue's Fee Schedule? 
Vacation Rentals 

Q: Do you have any examples of approved emergency lighting products?

A: Yes. Below are 2 approved emergency lighting products:

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Purchase Here: Amarelle Emergency Lights

 

Purchase Here: briteOWL Failure Outlet

BI-DIRECTIONAL AMPLIFICATION (BDA) SYSTEM 

Shall comply with NFPA 1221 (2019 Edition) and the Florida Fire Prevention Code 8th Edition

COMMERCIAL HOOD SYSTEMS 

Q: Who may inspect and clean my commercial hood system?

FAQs Hood System Maintenance.pdf
ELECTRICAL 

Shall comply with NFPA 70 (2020 Edition) and the Florida Fire Prevention Code 8th Edition

FIRE ALARMS 

Shall comply with NFPA 72 (2019 Edition) and the Florida Fire Prevention Code 8th Edition

Q: What do I need to know about zone maps for fire alarm sytems?

EnFA-1 Zone Maps for Fire Alarm Systems.pdf

 

Q: What do I need to submit for an emercency replacement of a fire alarm?

Scope of Work Sheet for Emergency Repair.pdf
FIRE LANE 

Q: Why shouldn't I park in a fire lane?

FAQs Fire Lanes.pdf
FIRE SPRINKLERS 

Shall comply with NFPA 13 (2019 Edition), NFPA 13R (2019 Edition), NFPA 13D (2019 Edition), and the Florida Fire Prevention Code 8th Edition

FIREWORKS 

Q: Do I need a permit to set off fireworks?

A:  ALL FIREWAORKS REQUIRE A PERMIT

Shall comply with the Code for Fireworks Display, NFPA 1123 (1995 Edition), and the Florida Fire Prevention Code 8th Edition

Permit Application for the Use of Outdoor Fireworks Displays.pdf
OUTDOOR FIRES 

Q: Do you have general informaton on outdoor fire requiements?

A: Outdoor Fire Requiements Pamphlet

 

Q: Are permits required for cooking and recreational fires?

A: No. NFPA 1.10.10.1 states "Permits shall not be required for cooking and recreational fires."

 

Q: Can the fire department tell me I can't have a recreational fire on my property?

A: Yes. NFPA 1.10.10.2 states "The AHJ shall have authority to prohibit any or all open flames, candles, and open, recreational, and cooking fires, or other sources of ignition." *AHJ - Authority Having Jurisdiction

 

Q: What is required of a fire attendant?

A: NFPA 1.10.10.5.1 Open, recreational, and cooking fires shall be constantly attended by a competent person until such fire is extinguished.

NFPA 1.10.10.5.2 This person shall have a garden hose connected to the water supply or other fire-extinguishing equipment readily available for use.

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SEASONAL QUESTIONS 

WINTER

See OUTDOOR FIRES

See FIREWORKS

SPRING

SUMMER

Q: Where can I get swim lessons?

A: G.T. Bray Park, YMCA, Goldfish Swim School, etc.

 

Q: Can we send a fire truck to come and fill your swimming pool?

A: No. Please call Manatee County Utilities Department for more information.

 

See FIREWORKS

 

National Drowning Prevention week is the 3rd week of July (2022 - July 17th to 23rd)

FALL

See OUTDOOR FIRES

SMOKE ALARMS 
SWIMMING 

See swimming lesson options on the right or below!

The safety of our community is of upmost importance to us. Please take a look at the basics of pool safety from Manatee.org as well as our Fire & Life Safety FAQs.
HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS 

Q: Wat should I do to prepare for a hurricane?

A: Manatee County Disaster Planning Guide
FIRE EXTINGUISHERS 

Q: Where should I store my fire entinguisher?

A: Fire Extinguisher Fact Sheet

Q:  How do I dispose of old fire extinguishers? 

A:  You can bring them out to the Household Hazardous Waste Collection free of charge at the Manatee County Landfill. For more information call 941-798-6761. Here's a list of just a few items: Aerosols - Ammunition - Antifreeze - Automotive Batteries - Camping Lighter Fuel - Flares - Fluorescent Lamps - Gasoline - Herbicides - Household Insecticides - Latex Oil Base Paint - Mercury Containing Devices - Oil Filters - Paint Thinners - Waste Oil.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center is located at:

3333 Lena Road
Bradenton, FL 34206
941-798-6761
Monday-Friday 8am-5pm
Every third Saturday 9-am-3pm

Q: How do I know if my portable fire extinguisher has been annually certified?

FAQ - Fire Extinguisher.docx
What is the ISO rating of West Manatee Fire Rescue District? 

Public Protection Classification: 02/2X

ISO PPC Letter-2022.pdf