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Emergency Response

As the largest fire rescue department in the southeastern United States, Miami-Dade Fire Rescue (MDFR) provides the highest possible standard of emergency response to all of the unincorporated areas of Miami-Dade County and 30 municipalities within the County. MDFR maintains 65 fire rescue stations strategically placed throughout the 1883 square mile area that we protect.

Fire & Medical Operations

As a full service fire and rescue department, MDFR is committed to excellence in every aspect of fire and life safety. All firefighters are trained in both fire suppression and emergency medical response. As a minimum requirement, each of MDFR's 2100 frontline firefighters must maintain Florida State certification as Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT)  and more than half have gone on to obtain the higher certification of Paramedic.

Emergency Dispatchers

Emergency dispatchers are highly trained professionals with specialized skills used to guide victims or callers through very difficult circumstances in order to get pertinent and accurate information.

Airport Operations

In addition to the core services offered on every fire rescue unit, MDFR manages all fire rescue operations at Miami-Dade airports.

Air Rescue

The Miami-Dade Fire Rescue (MDFR) Air Rescue Bureau provides regional aero-medical transport, search and rescue, firefighting, and tactical support to MDFR operations, and those of local municipalities, state and federal government agencies.

Hazardous materials response (Hazmat)

MDFR maintains full-time county-wide response capabilities for the control of hazardous material (Hazmat) and toxic substance releases.

Marine services (marine operations, dive rescue, ocean rescue)

MDFR's Marine Services maintains a 24-hour response capability for incidents occurring on Miami-Dade beaches and shorelines, as well as those occurring in our numerous bodies of water, including the ocean, our bays, lakes, canals and other waterways.

Technical Rescue

Technical Rescue Team (TRT) certified personnel are emergency medical response firefighters who are specially trained in the treatment and removal of victims trapped in complex or confined spaces, such as collapsed structures and vehicles with extreme collision damage.

Urban Search and Rescue (US&R)

The US&R's mission is to respond to natural and man-made disasters; to provide search and rescue, medical support, communications and damage assessment.

Venon Response

The Venom Response Team is committed to delivering the highest possible standard of medical intervention with respect to injuries due to venomous fauna.

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