Venom Response Program
The Miami-Dade Fire Rescue (MDFR) Venom Response Program is comprised of a highly specialized team of paramedic firefighters who are trained in response, management, and treatment of envenomations. Miami-Dade County is home to numerous venomous and poisonous animals, and is also the point of entry for a wide variety of venomous animals imported into the United States. The Venom Response Team is committed to delivering the highest possible standard of medical intervention with respect to injuries due to venomous fauna.
MDFR's Venom Response Bureau provides ongoing education, training and awareness of the many dangerous and venomous species native to, or imported into the United States and promotes interoperability and communication between numerous agencies, municipalities, healthcare providers and poison control centers.
The Venom Response Team currently maintains the largest and only antivenom bank for public use in the United States. The Team employs the latest techniques to prevent morbidity and mortality through antivenom intervention 24 hours a day, seven days a week, locally, nationally, and internationally.
- Antivenom: Species Covered
- Venom Response Envenomation Calls
- Venomous Snakes of Florida
- Bites & Stings Safety Information
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