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Executive Staff

The Fire Chief manages all Miami-Dade Fire Rescue (MDFR) personnel and operations with the assistance of his Executive Staff. In unison, this key group of public safety professionals is responsible for determining department goals with respect to the needs of our community and the safety of our personnel. Through their individual areas of oversight, Executive Staff members provide the leadership and direction necessary to meet department goals and deliver excellence in fire rescue services to all residents and visitors in Miami-Dade County.


Chief Downey

David Downey
Fire Chief
Follow on Twitter: @MDFRChief

Arthur Holmes, Jr.
Assistant Chief of Operations
Follow on Twitter: @MDFROPSCHIEF


Division Chief Louie Fernandez

Louie Fernandez
Assistant Chief for Technical Support Services

 Alan R. Cominsky Alan R. Cominsky
Fire Marshal and Chief of Fire Prevention and Inspection
Scott Mendelsberg, Assistant Director of Budget, Planning & Grants - Click to view the biography.

Scott Mendelsberg
Assistant Director of Finance and Administration


Curtis Sommerhoff

Curtis Sommerhoff
Emergency Management


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