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Media Relations Office

The Miami-Dade Fire Rescue (MDFR) Media Relations Office provides lifesaving public safety information to the residents and visitors of Miami-Dade County, while promoting increased community awareness of the many services the department offers.

It is the policy of MDFR to proactively engage and work with the news media, within the guidelines of HIPAA, Florida Public Records Law, and the procedures set forth in our Standard Operating Procedure. As a matter of policy, MDFR will provide information to the fullest extent possible without compromising patient privacy rights, investigations, or public safety.

While mitigation of emergencies remains MDFR’s first priority,  MDFR continues to strives to deliver pertinent incident information to media outlets in a timely manner. However, it is during times of breaking news that MDFR staff is busiest mitigating incidents. MDFR asks members of the media to please restrict the number of “after-hours” calls to the Fire Alarm Office (FAO) to those only dealing with breaking news incidents.

Social Media

We urge you to follow MDFR on social media.  We continuously update information pertinent to incidents, press conferences, MDFR events and more.  

Twitter: @MiamiDadeFire
            @MDFRDispatch

Facebook: Miami-Dade Fire Rescue

Instagram: MiamiDadeFireRescue

Youtube: Miami-DadeFireRescue

Nextdoor: Miami-Dade Fire Rescue

Public records request

Written records, including incident reports and other department documents, are not available after hours.  All public record requests must be made during normal business hours.
Send email requests to MDFRmediarecords@miamidade.gov with the media organization's name and "Public Record Request" in the subject line.

Send Standard Mail requests to:

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue
Media and Public Relations Bureau
Attn: Public Record Request
9300 NW 41 Street
Doral, FL 33178

The request should specify the preferred method of receiving document copies, either by standard mail (provide mailing address) or email (provide email address), or copies may be received in person at MDFR Headquarters, 9300 NW 41st Street, Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Media Relations Office

Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Office number 305-814-8051 (hours above)
mdfrpio@miamidade.gov
Twitter: @MiamiDadeFire
Facebook: Miami-Dade Fire Rescue
Instagram: MiamiDadeFireRescue
Nextdoor: Miami-Dade Fire Rescue

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