Sarasota (Fla.) Firefighters' Pension Plan will interview three finalists on Sept. 22 to determine whether to hire an additional active domestic large-cap growth equity manager to run up to $11 million, said Benita Saldutti, pension administrator. She would not identify the finalists. Funding would come from reducing a $20 million portfolio managed in a more conservative style by Montag & Caldwell; the new manager would be chosen to complement this portfolio. Officials at the $85 million system want to diversify its conservative large-cap growth equity investments, Ms. Saldutti said. Merrill Lynch is assisting.