- Avoid swimming in beaches when rip current advisories are in effect. On all Florida beaches, a red flag warns of strong current and surf conditions, while a yellow flag indicates moderate conditions. A green flag means the surf is calm.
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Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Received SAFER Grant on Nov. 29
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue (MDFR) has received the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Grant (SAFER) on November 29, 2013. This $11,431,650 grant will prevent the imminent layoff of 59 firefighters, the closure of two fire engine companies, an aerial platform company and the reduction of staffing on a number of other units for the next two years.
MDFR Urges Residents to Stay Safe This Holiday Season
December is the time of year when people gather to trim the tree and enjoy a glass of eggnog, but if they are not cautious they could find themselves with an unexpected gift this holiday season. In order to ensure a safe and festive holiday season, make sure to follow these safety tips.
Twitter Alerts Progam
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.
MDFR's ALS Team wins first place at the Bill Shearer International ALS Competition
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue's (MDFR) Advanced Life Support (ALS) Team came in first place at the 2013 Bill Shearer International ALS Competition. The competition was held in Orlando on July 19, 2013.
This competition is considered to be the “Super Bowl” of the EMS competition season. MDFR's ALS Team consists of Firefighter Michael Ung, Firefighter Alex Lozano, and Firefighter Jorge Anzardo.
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 someones 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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