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Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - November 28, 2017
November 28, 2017 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #5


Subject
Recognition of the Fire Districts of Manatee County, the City of Bradenton Fire Department, the Fire Engine Strike Team, and the Light Technical Rescue Team

Briefings
None

Contact and/or Presenter Information
Board of County Commissioners

Action Requested
Adopt Proclamation recognizing the Fire Districts of Manatee County, the City of Bradenton Fire Department, the Fire Engine Strike Team, and the Light Technical Rescue Team.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
 

Background Discussion
  • On September 11, 2017, following reports that Monroe and Collier Counties received severe damages as a result of Hurricane Irma, the Fire Districts of Manatee County and the City of Bradenton Fire Department offered assistance through the State Emergency Response Plan (SERP). 
  • The Cedar Hammock, East Manatee, North River, Southern Manatee, and West Manatee Fire Districts, along with the City of Bradenton Fire Department dispatched a Fire Engine Strike Team and a Light Technical Rescue Team to the area of North Collier and Immokalee. 
  • These teams consisted of 28 personnel, five fire engines, one heavy rescue truck, two command vehicles, two fuel trailers, two utility trucks, and a light technical rescue trailer.
  • On September 16, 2017, SERP requested an Emergency Vehicle Technician to respond to Monroe County to help repair fire and emergency vehicles deployed in the Florida Keys.  The North River Fire District accepted, lending their staff mechanic and maintenance vehicle to the 14-day deployment to Monroe County Fire Rescue on Big Pine Key.


County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other


Reviewing Attorney
N/A

Instructions to Board Records

None.



Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
N/A

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
N/A


Attachment:  Recognition of Fire Districts Proclamation.pdf