For Immediate Release:
October 29, 2015

Media Contact:
Michelle Fayed


MDFR Receives Favorable Recommendation for Reaccreditation

(MIAMI, October 29, 2015) – Miami-Dade Fire Rescue (MDFR) received a favorable recommendation for reaccreditation by the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI) Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015.

The five-member CFAI Assessment Team, completed a weeklong site visit to MDFR to validate whether the department meets a nationally-accepted set of best practices by which a community can judge the level and quality of fire, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and other services provided. Their recommendation for reaccreditation reaffirms that MDFR employs the most current state-of-the-art practices in reducing fire and EMS risks, thereby delivering excellence every day to the residents and visitors of Miami-Dade County.

The Assessment Team, MDFR and Miami-Dade County Management officials will appear before the CFAI in March 2016 to receive final approval. If reaccredited, MDFR will remain the largest fire rescue department in the Southeast United States and the second largest in the Nation. MDFR initially received CFAI Accreditation in 2010. The process must be completed every five years.

For more information please contact MDFR’s Public Affairs Bureau at 786-331-5200.


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