About Myakka City Fire Department
The Myakka City Fire Control District was established in 1986 by a special act of the Manatee County Board of County Commissioners as a Manatee County Dependent Fire District. The Fire District is located east of County Road 675 and extends easterly to the Desoto and Hardee County lines. It continues along the north side running slightly above State Road 64 and southward to the Sarasota County Line. We respond to over 600 emergency calls annually covering an area of 230 square miles. The Fire District is a blend of agriculture and wildland urban interface communities which are surrounded by public and private preserves.
The Fire District operates two staffed fire stations. Station 1 is located on Wauchula Road in Myakka City and Station 2 is on State Road 70 located within the communities of Verna Bethany and Panther Ridge. We are staffed with 11 Full-Time Firefighters, 5-10 Part-Time Firefighters and 6 Volunteer Firefighters. All of our Full and Part-time Firefighters are also EMT certified.
In addition to providing fire protection services, the fire district has entered into a cooperative agreement with Manatee EMS to provide Advance Life Support Medical Services from one of the district’s fire engines. This program has proven to be very successful in reducing response times of ALS care to serious ill or injured patients.
The Fire District staffs and operates Class A engines at each of its stations along with brush trucks and a water tanker.
In an effort to reduce the chance of fires and fire related injuries or death we provide fire safety education to the local elementary school children as well as to community, civic and church groups.
Myakka City is a Dependent Special District, created by the Manatee County Board of Commissioners. Budgets, Audits and other Financial information is located on the Documents page. Our fiscal year ends on September 30th and starts on October 1. Our District has 5 Fire Commissioners that represent different areas of Myakka City. These Fire Commissioners are volunteer positions and receive no compensation from the District. The Fire Commissioners are appointed by the Manatee County Board of Commissioners.
Daniel Cacchiotti, Fire Chief
Myakka City Fire Control District