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Spring Forward toward a safer household
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue (MDFR) urges residents to change the batteries in their smoke alarms when clocks “spring forward” this Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Four new state-of-the-art ARFF foam trucks revealed
Four brand new state-of-the-art Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) vehicles were revealed at Miami International Airport. With High Reach Extendable Turrets (HRET's), these trucks are able to penetrate the skin of a fuselage and use an extinguishing agent--water or foam--into the area to extinguish a fire in a cargo hold or passenger compartment. Take a look at how MDFR is keeping our airport safe with these new trucks.
Twitter Alerts Program
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue has partnered with Twitter Government & Politics in the #TwitterAlerts program. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue is one of four fire department in the nation participating in this program. Twitter Alerts is a new feature that will bring us one step closer to helping users get important and accurate information during emergencies, natural disasters or when other communications services aren’t accessible. Subscribe to receive our most critical updates here: twitter.com/MiamiDadeFire/alerts, and don’t forget to follow us on twitter @MiamiDadeFire.
Fighters Against Distracted Driving!
A growing concern in our community today, is the increased number of motor vehicle accidents, cause by a distracted driver. With the help from Miami Dade County's fire rescue and Jackson Health's Ryder Trauma Center, the city of Hialeah Fire Department produced this video, to create awareness to the real dangers behind distracted driving. DON'T BE DISTRACTED!
The Fire Officers Association of Miami-Dade (FOAMD) asks that everyone watch this public service announcement regarding the recognition of stroke symptoms. This information can save someone's life.
Stop Heart Disease
The Florida Heart Research Institute (FHRI) has joined forces with Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez and six local Miami-Dade County Fire Departments to help save lives from sudden cardiac arrest in a public awareness campaign that launches February 6th in conjunction with Stop Heart Disease Week issued by proclamation from Governor Rick Scott in an effort to encourage Floridians to become more proactive in the fight against sudden cardiac arrest and heart disease.
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MDFR Awarded International Accredited Status
The Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI), which is part of the Center for Public Safety Excellence, has affirmed MDFR as one of the best fire-rescue departments in the world by awarding MDFR its International Accreditation Agency status. MDFR is now the largest fire-rescue department in the Southeast and the second largest in the nation to become accredited by CFAI.
MDFR achieved this superior status only after CFAI confirmed compliance with 256 rigorous performance benchmarks and competencies. This major accomplishment confirms MDFR's commitment to adhere to the highest standards of fire-rescue service.
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