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  • North River Fire District | nrfd | 1225 14th Avenue West, Palmetto, FL, USA

    Serve. Protect. Educate. FIRE OPERATIONS In 2022, we responded to 7,434 calls. Photo Gallery Technical Rescue Marine Unit ALS Program Fire Incident Report Request ISO Rating Letter FIRE BUREAU The NRFD Prevention Bureau reviews construction plans, issues permits, performs inspections, conducts fire investigations, and various fire prevention services. Permitting Conditionals Fire Prevention Environmental Reports Fire Prevention Code ADMINISTRATION Impact Fees Fire Assessment Rates User Service Fee Schedule Board of Fire Commissioners 2023 Fire Board Meeting Dates Public Records Financials Employment Opportunities Pension Information TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES TRT 636 offers training for fire service providers in the various disciplines of technical rescue. 2024 FLUSAR SERIES FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK VISIT A STATION NRFD invites the public to come for a visit. Come meet Drew, our facility therapy dog courtesy of Southeastern Guidedogs. ​ ​ ​ ​ Our stations are also available for educational tours. Please complete the form below to invite us to visit your school or place of business, or request a time to come see us. Drew in Action Station Tours / Touch a Truck In An Emergency Dial 911 In an emergency, dial 911 from your phone immediately. ​ An emergency is any situation that requires immediate assistance from the police, fire department or ambulance. When you call 911, be prepared to answer the call-taker's questions, which may include: The location of the emergency, including the street address The phone number you are calling from The nature of the emergency Details about the emergency, such as a physical description of a person who may have committed a crime, a description of any fire that may be burning, or a description of injuries or symptoms being experienced by a person having a medical emergency Remember, the call-taker's questions are important to get the right kind of help to you quickly. Be prepared to follow any instructions the call-taker gives you. Many 911 centers can tell you exactly what to do until help arrives, such as providing step-by-step instructions to aid someone who is choking or needs first aid or CPR. Do not hang up until the call-taker instructs you to do so. Explore frequently asked questions about calling 911 Contact Us Administration & Station 1 1225 14th Avenue West Palmetto, Florida 34221 ​ Administration Hours: Monday - Thursday 8AM - 4:30PM ​ Phone: 941-721-6700 Fax: 941-721-6701 E-mail: admin@nrfd.org ​ Media Relations Please click here For general inquiries please use the form below. For any report requests and quicker response, please use the above links. Send Thanks for submitting!

  • North River Fire District

    Fire Assessment Rates Impact Fees User Service Fee Schedule Thank you to our Community Partners Accessibility Information Fire Prevention Code 2023 Fire Board Meeting Dates Meet Drew! Our Facility Therapy Dog courtesy of Southeastern Guidedogs Serve. Protect. Educate. About Us The Purpose of the North River Fire District is to Serve, Protect & Educate the Public. The Fire District Provides Fire & Rescue Serves to the Public within its Boundaries. Learn More Fire Prevention Learn More Class Registration Learn More Employment Opportunities Learn More Contact Us Primary Contact Phone: 941-721-6700 Fax: 941-721-6701 E-mail: admin@nrfd.org Administration Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday, 8 am to 4:30 pm Administration Offic es & Station 1 1225 14 th Avenue West Palmetto, Florida 34221 ​ North River Station 2 823 49th Street East (Experimental Farm Road) Palmetto, Florida 34221 ​ North River Station 3 3618 Cedar Street Ellenton, Florida 34222 ​ North River Station 4 7498 U.S. 301 North Ellenton, Florida 34222 ​ North River Station 5 9806 Gateway Boulevard Palmetto, Florida 34221 ​ For a quicker response, please look under the tabs at the top, titled "Permitting" or "Prevention & Education" for commonly requested information. Thank you! For all other inquires please fill out the form below Send Thanks for submitting! Contact Us

  • Call Metrics | nrfd

    Calls for Service North River Fire District is dedicated to serving our community with professionalism and compassion. Whether it’s a small incident or a large-scale disaster, our crews are equipped with the latest technology and advanced training to provide the highest quality emergency response services. Please see below for an overview of our call types and metrics. Call Metrics January 2023 Incidents by Station This report shows the total calls for service by individual stations over the previous months since January 1st. Incidents by Month This report shows the total department calls for service over the previous months since January 1st. Area of Fire Origin This chart explains the area of fire origin. Incidents by Time of Day This report details the amount of calls for service we receive by time of day using the 24-hour clock. To view any of the graphs in full screen (pc and tablet), click on the double arrows on the top right of graph, and select presentation mode to expand graph. Historical Call Data Total Calls Ran in 2023 7,807 Call Metrics Jan. 1,2023 - Dec. 31, 2023 Incidents by Station for 2023 This report shows the total calls for service by individual stations over the previous months since January 1st. Incidents by Month for 2023 This report shows the total department calls for service over the previous months since January 1st. Area of Fire Origin for 2023 This chart explains the area of fire origin. Incidents by Time of Day for 2023 This report details the amount of calls for service we receive by time of day using the 24-hour clock. To view any of the graphs in full screen (pc and tablet), click on the double arrows on the top right of graph, and select presentation mode to expand graph.

  • Permitting | nrfd

    Permit and Report Request Applications Permit Applications Conditionals Please Read Conditionals Before Applying for All Permits Permits for All New Installs Failed Install Re-Application Fireworks Display Special Event Permit Maintenance Environmental Assessment History of Inspections Fire Incident Smoke Alarm Inspection and Certification Standby Services / Fire Watch Upload Hydrant Flow Reports False Alarm Fines Payment Impact Fees & Plan Review Fees User Services Fee Schedule North River Fire Prevention Code Manatee County Gate Code Ordinance Mobile Vending Checklist Report Requests Per the Fire Marshal's Request City of Palmetto Fees Resources

  • Fun | nrfd

    Fun with your fire department Welcome to www.nrfd.org/FUN At North River Fire District, we believe in promoting safety and fun for everyone throughout our community. We are pleased to offer various engaging activities and events, including chalk art on our sidewalks, therapy dog Drew meet and greets, station tours, and fire safety lessons. All of these encourage engagement and education about safety through hands-on experience. We look forward to seeing you soon! Come visit us on your next trip to HYDRANT PARK! Your Art at the Fire Station On your next visit to Hydrant Park, come by the station and grab some of our chalk to leave drawings or messages for the firefighters. We look forward to seeing your creative designs. Take the FIRE SAFETY PLEDGE CLICK HERE FOR THE PLEDGE Come Visit Us and Learn the Answer to More Questions! What does Drew eat? What is a firefighter's favorite snack? When was Drew born? Thank you to the students from the Palmetto High School ESE Program for the wonderful questions! Click the button below to schedule a tour or to request a Touch a Truck event. Touch a Truck / Station Tours Drew's Fan Club Fire Prevention and Safety Click on the paw print to see more from Sparky the Fire Dog Click the buttons below for educational materials Cooking Safety Tip Sheet Cooking Safety Tip Sheet - Spanish Electrical Cooking Appliance Safety Tip Sheet Kid-Free Cooking Zone Marker Fire Prevention Week Coloring Sheet

  • ALS Program | nrfd

    Advanced Life Support (ALS) Program The North River Fire District is committed to providing the highest quality care and service to our community. We have recently taken a major step forward in that mission by introducing Advanced Life Support Non-Transport services to our district. In 2021, Station 5 became the first station to provide enhanced services to the community, followed by Station 3 and then Station 4. We are currently in the process of bringing the remaining two stations online. This new service allows us to provide better care and quicker response times to our community. Our team of highly trained paramedics and first responders are dedicated to providing the best possible care for our community in its time of need. Bringing our Latest Engine Online to ALS 06-01-2023

  • 189.069 | nrfd

    Florida Statute 189.069 Click on an item below to be directed to the page where each of these items is located. 1. Full Legal Name: North River Fire District 2. Mission Statement / Public Purpose 3. Fire Commissioners 4. Fiscal Year Dates 5. District Charter 6. General Contact Information (Address, Email, Phone, URL) 7. Boundary Map (and services provided) 8. Taxes, Fees, Assessments, Charges Imposed and Statutory authority to levy fees. 9. Primary Contact Information for Communication 10. Code of Ethics 11. Budget 12. Audit 13. Public Meeting Schedule 14. Public Facilities Reports 15. Link to the Department of Financial Services Website 16. Commission Meeting Agendas and Minutes 17. List of Special Districts

  • Holiday Safety | nrfd

    Holiday Fire Safety While you are thinking about the holidays, gatherings, celebrations, and travel, we are thinking about safety to keep you protected. That's why we built this page to remind you of the various safety tips covering decorations and battery hazards, common causes of house fires during the holiday season. Additionally, we offer emergency lodging safety tips for hotel/motel or short-term vacation home rentals. We encourage you to contact us with any concerns or questions about holiday fire safety. Battery Safety Take C.H.A.R.G.E. of battery sa fety C hoose certified products. H andle with care. A lways stay alert. R ecycle properly. G et out quickly. E ducate others. Did you know: You should store lithium-ion batteries at room temperature when possible. Do not charge them at temperatures below 32 degrees F (0 degrees C) or above 105 degrees F (40 degrees C). Stop using lithium-ion batteries if you notice an odor, change in color, too much heat, change in shape, leaking or odd noises. Don't put lithium-ion batteries in the trash. Recycle them at your local battery recycling location. Store spare lithium-ion batteries away from anything that can burn. Don't put lithium-ion batteries in direct sunlight or keep them in hot cars. This is a fire risk. Remove lithium-ion batteries from your checked smart luggage and keep them with you on the plane. Remove spare, loose lithium-ion batteries from checked luggage and keep them with you on the plane. Smart Luggage Batteries Decorating homes and businesses is a long-standing tradition around the holiday season. Unfortunately, these same decorations may increase your chances of a fire. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), more than 200 home fires each year start with a Christmas tree. In this video, NIST fire researchers demonstrate what could happen if a fire starts in a watered Christmas tree vs. a dry Christmas tree. This page contains fire safety information repeated in various formats and languages. The pictographs help overcome literacy barriers to communicate with pictures for all to share in fire safety. Please share the handouts, pictographs, videos, or details with friends and family to encourage fire safety. Decorating Safely Holiday Safety Handouts ​ View In Spanish View In Spanish Water your Christmas tree every day. A dry Christmas tree can burn very hot and very fast. Make sure your tree is at least 3 feet away from heat sources like fireplaces, radiators, space heaters, candles or heat vents. Also, make sure your tree does not block exits. Inspect holiday lights each year before you put them up. Throw away light strands with frayed or pinched wires. Read manufacturer’s instructions for the number of light strands to connect. Get rid of your tree after Christmas or when it is dry. Keep candles at least 12 inches away from anything that burns. Make sure they are in stable holders and place them where they cannot be knocked down easily. Consider using battery-operated flameless candles, which can look, smell and feel like real candles. Inspect holiday lights each year before you put them on your tree. Throw away light strands with frayed or pinched wires. Always unplug Christmas tree lights before going to bed or leaving your home. Water your Christmas tree every day. Keep your Christmas tree as least 3 feet away from heat sources like fireplaces, radiators, space heaters, candles and heat vents. Hotel and Short-Term Rental Safety Hotel Safety Fire safety is important, even when you are away from home. Stay in hotels and motels that have hard-wired smoke alarms and an automatic fire sprinkler system in each guest room. Read the evacuation plan carefully. Find the 2 closest exits from your room. Count the number of doors between your room and the exits. This will help if you need to get out in the dark. Find the fire alarms on your floor. Read the evacuation plan in your room. Find the closest exits to the outside from your room. Count the number of doors between your room and the exits. Keep your room key near your bed. Vacation and short-term rentals – Be sure: Everyone knows the address of the rental. Everyone knows 2 ways out of every room and out of the rental if there is an emergency. There are working smoke alarms in every sleeping room, outside each separate sleeping area and on every level of the rental. There are working carbon monoxide alarms on every level of the rental. You can open all doors and windows that lead outside. Everyone knows the location of fire extinguishers. You choose an outside meeting place a safe distance from the rental. Did You Know: While there are fire safety regulations in place for hotels and motels, homes and apartments used as vacation or short-term rentals are not regulated to the same extent. Hotel and Motel Fire Safety Handouts View In Spanish Short-Term Rental Fire Safety View In Spanish

  • Community Partners | nrfd

    Community Partners Thank you to all of our community partners. Your support of our department is greatly appreciated! The views, opinions and any social media posts expressed on any of the above sponsor pages or affiliated links are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of North River Fire District.

  • Fleet Services | nrfd

    Fleet Services North River Fire District has a dedicated fleet services department. Our skilled and experienced technicians provide efficient and reliable fleet maintenance and repair services. Having an in-house fleet service offers immense cost savings to the District and is in the best interest of public finance. NRFD Fleet Services specializes in providing certified emergency vehicle repair, ensuring our apparatus and response vehicles are always in top condition and ready to perform when needed. Our team works to minimize downtime to ensure our fleet can respond when called to do so. If you are one of our neighboring fire districts with which we have service agreements already in place, please use the following forms to request assistance. Apparatus / Vehicle Repair or PM Request Small Engine Repair Request

  • Operations | nrfd

    Operations Tech Rescue Marine ALS The 82 square miles encompassing NRFD's area of response is noted below. Each of our five stations are noted with the red pinpoint. Click any pinpoint below for a map. Location Location Location Location Location Interested in visiting any of our stations? Stop in anytime to visit, we always welcome guests. Have a large group or an event? Please click below to schedule a tour or request us to attend an event. Touch a Truck / Station Tours Locations Administration & Station 1 1225 14th Avenue West Palmetto, Florida 34221 ​ Click Here for a Map North River Station 2 823 49th Street East (Experimental Farm Road) Palmetto, Florida 34221 Click Here for a Map North River Station 3 3618 Cedar Street Ellenton, Florida 34222 Click Here for a Map North River Station 4 7498 U.S. 301 North Ellenton, Florida 34222 Click Here for a Map North River Station 5 9806 Gateway Boulevard Palmetto, Florida 34221 Click Here for a Map

  • Conditionals | nrfd

    Conditionals Fire Alarm Systems Radio Bi-Directional Amplifier "BDA" systems are permitted through Manatee County Radio Division and NOT through the Fire Marshal's Office. Do not connect the BDA system to the fire alarm panel (lightning issue), use separate monitoring source. NO DUCT smoke detectors. Use HVAC relay shunt trips on general alarms only in order to reset with fire alarm system. NO PHONE lines to fire alarm panel (lightning issue), use cell dialer or radio for monitoring. NO TAMPER to fire backflow as copper underground poses a lightning issue. Pulls must be double-action with protective covers. Add covers with sounders if risk of children tampering is present. Document box requi red Add KNOX BOX to the location identified by Fire Marshal or staff. Waterproof EXTERIOR STROBE above OR near Knox Box with NO HORN. Breakrooms require HEAT detectors, NO SMOKES. Minimal smoke detectors in air-conditioned spaces. Fire Alarm Annunciator at firefighter entrance, which will be entry door nearest Knox Box & Waterproof Strobe. SPRINKLER BELL not required for monitored fire alarm system. FLOW / TAMPER on sprinkler riser. Fire Sprinkler System ESFR (Early Suppression, Fast Response) ceiling mounted sprinklers can be used in warehouses in place of in-rack fire sprinkler systems contingent on the use of wire rack shelving (storage bin shelving is not permitted) Multi-family apartments buildings will require lanai/balcony sidewall sprinkler protection (Hotels are not required to have this requirement due to NO SMOKING/COOKING policies) 200 PSI for 2 HOURs acceptance test required (existing systems - 50 PSI over static pressure for 2 HOURS) NFPA 13, 13 R, 13 D sprinkler system for new construction and renovations require a permit ​ ​ Fire Pump System Shop drawings must match installation Manufacturer's specifications or cut sheets for all equipment to be installed Hydraulic calculations and pump curve Include address and legal description of project, with owner's details and contractor info Plan of use, square footage and area involved listed 2 Hour 200 PSI pressure test on all piping prior to final pump test Work must be performed by the contractor indicated on the permit Final acceptance test by a representative of the pump manufacturer, controller, and transfer switch with the fire department Fire Underground Protect restraints, bolts, and stainless steel riser with plastic sheeting prior to all cement work Use blue fluorocarbon (PTFE) coated bolts & nuts = NO TARRING is required with non-corroding hardware Remote FDC: Add minimum of 500 pounds cement for thrust blocking 90° stainless steel in building riser: Add minimum 300 pounds of cement for thrust blocking 90° bends: Add minimum 300 pounds of cement for thrust blocking Tracer wire: THROUGHOUT 200# 2 hour pressure test and full bore flush at final Burial tape required Remote FDC at final grade will require 18" x 18" cement pad (8" thick) WITH hole for U-channel signpost and tracer wire cap Pre-cast concrete thrust blocks allowed ​ Click Here for Detail Fire Standpipe System Add pressure reducer valves if fire pump is providing PSI Add ONLY class I 2.5" hose valves with brass reducer caps (2.5" - 1.5") Label exterior stairwell doors with the word "STANDPIPE" in red lettering Hose valves are on separate riser from sprinkler system unless approved by fire department Fire Access Electronic Gates (Road and Pool) Plans must include emergency access remote control system (gate opener receiver & handheld gate openers / clickers) per Manatee County Ordinance AND Knox gate switch for fire apparatus as a back-up system No solar powered gates allowed Add KNOX GATE SWITCH #3502 to allow for fire department operation of gate Provide county / city permit application number if new gate For Pedestrian Gate (Community Pools, Parks, Nature Preserves or other public areas) Add KNOX GATE SWITCH #3502 Verify location in person with Fire Marshal or staff prior to install For POOL areas please add signage similar to photo provided ​ To order from Knox Select Florida then NORTH RIVER FIRE DISTRICT Click Here to Order From KNOX Fire Hydrants Blue Pavement Marker for Hydrant Red Pavement Marker for FDC Hydrant Blue Reflective Tape on Collar Solid Yellow Annual Inspection Tag FDC Sign with Address Painted Red No Rust Cap in Place Follow the latest edition of the FFPC, NFPA 14 Add pressure reducer valves if fire pump is providing PSI Add ONLY class I 2.5" hose valves with brass reducer caps (2.5" - 1.5") Label exterior stairwell doors with the word "STANDPIPE" in red lettering Hose valves are on separate riser from sprinkler system unless approved by fire department Click Here for Detail Radio BDA Rough-In Follow the City of Palmetto or Manatee County Building permit requirements and inspections An independent grid testing contractor must follow a "failed" grid test by the radio BDA seller/installer to protect the building owner from fraudulent tests A permit from NRFD is for ROUGH-IN SYSTEM ONLY: chase pipe 2" grey conduit or 2" blue smurf flex pipe, 12" x 12" NEMA 4 rated boxes, and the wall boxes for annunciators No connection between the radio BDA panel and the FACP (lightning hazard for FACP) Monitor radio BDA separately from FACP Elevator shafts and stairwells are NOT approved paths for radio BDA chase Final approval GIVEN by Manatee County Radio Manager Ed Cittadino ed.cittadino@mymanatee.org or 848-992-6220 Addressing and Building Labels Contrasting Colors Facility address 10" minimum for major highways, prefer reflective material Identify buildings for emergency personnel to easily locate and train employees to give building identification when calling for assistance. 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