Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - January 13, 2015
REVISED January 13, 2015 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #9

Resolution 15-10 - Sarasota Manatee Airport Authority Fire Department

Briefing Provided Upon Request

Contact and/or Presenter Information

John Barnott
941-748-4501 ext. 3887

Action Requested


I move to adopt Resolution 15-10.

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Florida Statutes 633.118

Chapter 2003-309, Laws of Florida

Background Discussion
  • The Sarasota/Bradenton Airport operates its own Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting Department  (ARFFD) employing Florida Certified Firefighters/Emergency Medical Technicians to provide aircraft fire protection and airport medical services within the Air Operations Area of the Airport.
  • The Airport's physical boundaries are situated within portions of both unincorporated Manatee and Sarasota counties, as well as the City of Sarasota.   Portions of the Airport are not within the boundaries of or served by any municipal  fire department or fire district.    
  • The Florida Department of Financial Services, acting as the State Fire Marshall, has determined that Manatee County should "Designate" the Chief of the ARFFD to act as the Fire Marshall in that portion of the Airport situated within Manatee County.
  • This Resolution makes such a Designation to continue until such time as the Florida Legislature may amend the Airport's Special Act.
  • County staff and the local fire districts adjacent to this property support the approval of this resolution.

County Attorney Review
Other (Requires explanation in field below)

Explanation of Other
Robert Eschenfelder reviewed and submitted a memo dated December 22, 2014 (RLS14-356).  

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Please forward a copy of the executed document to john.barnott@mymanatee.org

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  AirportFireMarshalDesignationRES revised .pdf
Attachment:  14-356 Designation of Fire Marshal for Airport Property.pdf