Thursday, April 14, 2011

Three openings: Myakka residents can apply for fire commission vacancies

 Manatee County Commission is taking applications for the Myakka City Fire Control District which operates two staffed fire stations: one on Wauchula Road in Myakka and the second on State Road 70 near Verna Bethany Road.

There are three vacancies on the volunteer board for four-year terms.

The Fire Board has autonomous control over the fire district, with the authority to spend money, incur debt, and hire and fire personnel. The board meets monthly at a location, date and time that works for all Board members.

The Myakka City Fire Control District was established in 1986 by a special act of the Manatee County Commission as a Manatee County Dependant Fire District.

The district  is located east of County Road 675 and extends east to the DeSoto and Hardee county lines, covering an area of 230 square miles.

The district responds to more than 500 emergency calls annually.

Myakka residents are eligible to apply, but each seat has residency requirements. To learn more, contact Myakka City Fire Chief Dan Cacchiotti at (941) 322-6525 or e-mail him at

Applications are due May 15 and may be found online at

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