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Sarasota Manatee 

Sarasota Manatee Alliance for Response aims to build an active network between cultural, higher education, and emergency services throughout Sarasota and Manatee Counties to elevate disaster resiliency, foster education and support the special considerations of these communities before, during and after emergencies and/or disasters.


Heidi Connor 

Creating a Disaster Response Network: Exploring the Concept of Forming a Community Disaster Response Network
September 6, 2018
The Ringling Museum 

Sarasota Manatee Alliance for Response "Stronger Together" Kick-off Forum
November 7, 2018
Elling Eide Center
Agenda (PDF)

Working Stronger Together Planning Meeting
December 18, 2018
Sarasota County Emergency Operations Center

Historic Spanish Point
January 18, 2019
Finalized Sarasota Manatee AFR mission

Inaugural Meeting with Sarasota and Manatee Counties
May 8, 2019
Manatee County Historical Resources Textile conservator, Patricia Ewer & Sarasota County Solid Waste Collections Manager, Brian Usher

New Technologies to Help You Protect Your Facilities Before and After a Disaster
January 7, 2020
Marietta Museum of Art & Whimsy
Darrin Caldwell, Wrightway Emergency Services