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  • MDFR received The Excellence in Fire-Service-Based EMS Award in recognition of best practices in EMS by fire departments in the United States.
  • MDFR's ALS Competition Team took first place during the 2013 Bill Shearer International Competition.
  • MDFR opens two new stations. A State-of-the-art Haulover Lifeguard Station and Doral Station 69.
  • MDFR celebrated the opening of the new Model Cities Station 2.
  • MDFR opened the new state-of-the-art Regional Fire Rescue Communications Center in Doral.


  • The Miami-Dade Office of Emergency Management (OEM) has been granted full accreditation from the Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP).
  • Miami-Dade Fire Rescue's (MDFR) Advanced Life Support (ALS) Competition Teams won both first and second places at the Boca Raton Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Challenge. 
  • MDFR’s Venom Response Team featured in Discovery Channel’s SWAP WARS television series.
  • MDFR opened two new fire stations. Homestead’s Station #16 and the first “Green” Fire station, West Miami Station #40.
  • Lieutenant Douglas Keller of Miami-Dade Fire Rescue (MDFR) was named the 2012 Investigator of the Year by The Florida Fire Marshals and Inspectors Association (FFMIA).


  • We have the busiest ladder truck in North America
  • Miami-Dade Fire Rescue's ALS Team Extends Winning Streak
  • MDFR’s ALS Team wins at the University of Miami
  • FL-TF1 and FL-TF2 Named Search and Rescue Responders of 2010


  • MDFR awarded international accredited status
  • Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Medical Director selected as one of ''America’s Top Cardiologists" 
  • Medal Day Ceremony Honors MDFR’s Bravest
  • Time Magazine honors Chief Karls Paul-Noel
  • MDFR to crown the fastest crew in the County
  • MDFR’s ALS team extends winning streak in 2010


  • MDFR personnel receive prestigious awards
  • MDFR takes top honors at Canadian World Police and Fire Games
  • How does MDFR rank nationally?
  • MDFR firefighter honored for acts of bravery in Iraq M
  • DFR wins 2009 World Emergency Response Championship
  • MDFR named 2009 EMS provider of the year
  • Miami-Dade Commissioners salute MDFR
  • MDFR wins University of Miami competition
  • MDFR recognized for hurricane relief efforts in Haiti
  • MDFR's STEMI Program receives prestigious national award
  • MDFR's best and brightest honored by Commissioner Sally Heyman
  • MDFR takes first place in world games event
  • MDFR firefighter awarded Medal of Valor 
  • Miami-Dade Fire Rescue medical director selected as one of ''America’s top cardiologists'' 
  • KFHA honors Miami-Dade Fire Rescue firefighters 
  • MDFR firefighters set department record in competition 
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