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MDFR celebrates National Public Safety Telecomunications Week
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue (MDFR) and the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International are recognizing the men and women who dispatch emergency calls. They will be recognized from April 13-19, 2014 as a part of the National Public Safety Telecommunications Week.
Snakebite season is upon us
While most envenomations are accidental, Miami-Dade Fire Rescue’s (MDFR) Venom Response Team provides recommendations to reduce your risk of being bitten this summer.
A handy, downloadable brochure also provides a list of some Florida snakes with information to help you identify venemous and non-venemous snakes.
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.
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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