Emergency Communications (911)


  • Emergency: call 9-1-1. Records request: see records request page linked above. ECC Administration during business hours: call
  • (941) 749-3500 ext. 3593
The Emergency Communications Center (ECC) is the main 9-1-1 call taking center for all wireless callers in Manatee County and landline callers outside of the City of Bradenton jurisdiction. Manatee County ECC takes 9-1-1 calls for Police, Fire, and Medical service with a total over 400,000 emergency and non-emergency calls per year. ECC also dispatches for Manatee County Emergency Medical Service, Manatee County Marine Rescue, and seven independent fire agencies:
  • West Manatee Fire Rescue
  • East Manatee Fire Rescue District
  • Cedar Hammock Fire Control District
  • Southern Manatee Fire Rescue
  • Duette Volunteer Fire Rescue
  • North River Fire Rescue
  • Parrish Fire Control District

Only call 9-1-1 if you have a police, fire, or medical emergency. In non-emergency situations please call the Manatee County Sheriff's Office at (941) 747-3011 for law enforcement related questions or (941) 747-HELP for general Manatee County information.

Know When to Dial 9-1-1

Call 9-1-1

  • to report a fire
  • to stop a crime in progress or about to occur
  • to report an accident
  • for serious medical problems
  • when life or property is endangered

If you are unsure whether you have an emergency, dial 9-1-1 and let the communications center decide what action to take.

DO NOT Call 9-1-1

  • for routine law enforcement inquiries
  • for weather information
  • for directions
  • for directory assistance
  • to complain about loud noises from neighbors
  • to report utility problems

Do not call 9-1-1 to report a power outage. Report power outages to Florida Power & Light by calling 1-800-4-OUTAGE (1-800-468-8243).

If you call 9-1-1 on a cell phone, your location may not automatically display as it does when calling from most home/business phones.

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