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WMFR celebrates promotions, awards

WMFR celebrates promotions, awards

BRADENTON – West Manatee Fire Rescue’s commissioners and staff had a lot to celebrate during the board’s Nov. 19 meeting with two new firefighters...
Lawsuit filed against fire department

Lawsuit filed against fire department

BRADENTON – West Manatee Fire Rescue commissioners had a couple of legal decisions to make when the board met Nov. 19, first to select...
WMFR welcomes Rigney, says goodbye to Sousa

WMFR welcomes Rigney, says goodbye to Sousa

BRADENTON – It was a day of sadness and celebration Oct. 17 as West Manatee Fire Rescue’s staff said goodbye to retiring Chief Tom...

WMFR approves budget, assessment rate

BRADENTON – West Manatee Fire Rescue (WMFR) has an approved budget and an approved assessment rate increase for the 2019-20 fiscal year. Commissioners met at...
WMFR celebrates life with Phoenix Awards

WMFR celebrates life with Phoenix Awards

BRADENTON – Aug. 20 was a celebration of life at West Manatee Fire Rescue’s board meeting as district leaders handed out three sets of...
Swordfish Grill hosting permitted fireworks display Friday night

Swordfish Grill hosting permitted fireworks display Friday night

CORTEZ – The Independence Day festivities will continue for an extra day when the Swordfish Grill hosts a legally-permitted fireworks display on Friday, July...
Board accepts new fire chief contract

Board accepts new fire chief contract

BRADENTON – West Manatee Fire Rescue’s soon-to-be Chief Ben Rigney’s employment contract is approved and ready to go into effect when current Chief Tom...
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WMFR 2019-20 assessment rates set

BRADENTON – West Manatee Fire Rescue commissioners held a public hearing May 21 to discuss the 2019-20 residential and commercial assessment rates. No members...
WMFR board considers building construction

WMFR board considers building construction

BRADENTON – West Manatee Fire Rescue commissioners are considering building a new administration building, and they’ve narrowed down potential lots to purchase to two...
WMFR chooses a new chief

WMFR chooses a new chief

BRADENTON – When Chief Tom Sousa retires from the district in October, West Manatee Fire Rescue will have a new chief in Battalion Chief...
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WMFR merger just talk for now

BRADENTON – There’s been a lot of talk about a proposed merger between West Manatee, Southern Manatee, and Cedar Hammock fire districts, but, until...
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WMFR commissioners address merger concerns

BRADENTON – West Manatee Fire Rescue commissioners are giving Commissioner George Harris the green light to reach out to leaders at two other Manatee...
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WMFR discusses new goals, vision

BRADENTON – West Manatee Fire Rescue leadership is ready to tackle the next five years with new goals and an updated vision for the...