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Animal Services

Animal Services

The Animal Services Division effectively and humanely enforces local and state animal laws and ordinances. We also care for impounded animals and promote animal adoptions. read on Animal Services

Emergency Communications Center - 911

Emergency Communications Center - 911

The Emergency Communications Center (ECC) is the 9-1-1 dispatch center for Manatee County EMS and 11 Fire agencies, as well as the call processing center for the Manatee County Sheriff's Office (including Anna Maria Island) and the City of Bradenton Beach Police Department. Dispatchers at the ECC answer all 9-1-1 calls throughout Manatee County, excluding the City of Bradenton landline (non-cell) phone calls. read on Emergency Communications Center - 911

Emergency Management

Emergency Management

Emergency Management provides protection for the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of Manatee County. This is accomplished through effective contingency planning, disaster event coordination of local and state agencies, all hazards public education, disaster training and exercises for emergency responders which is accomplished throughout the five phases of Emergency Management: prevention, preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation. read on Emergency Management

Emergency Medical Services

Emergency Medical Services

Manatee County Emergency Medical Service (MCEMS) is an organization strongly committed to providing quality prehospital medical care to the citizens and visitors of our community. Our paramedics and EMTs strive to serve the public in a manner second to none. Our core set of values includes Honesty, Integrity, Commitment, Accountability and Professionalism (HICAP) read on Emergency Medical Services

Hazardous Materials

Hazardous Materials

Learn steps to take to handle and dispose of hazardous materials read on Hazardous Materials

Hurricane Readiness Center

Hurricane Readiness Center

Hurricane Season has arrived. Use the resources on our Hurricane Readiness Center to prepare a plan that you can quickly turn to if a hurricane threatens the area. With a solid plan in place, you can minimize stress and loss and prepare your family for a safe hurricane season. read on Hurricane Readiness Center

Marine Rescue

Marine Rescue

The Marine Rescue Division provides professional lifeguard response and rescue on county beaches, the gulf and intra-coastal waterways while administering quality, on-scene emergency medical care and transport. read on Marine Rescue