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Hurricane Irma

As we continue our recovery and cleanup efforts, please visit the Emergency website for the latest information on openings and closings in Miami-Dade County.

Fire Safety


There are many common hazards to consider when using a barbeque grill.  See some precautions to help keep your grilling safe. 

Brush/Wildland Fires

Grass fires (also called brush or wildland fires) were only a minor concern until the boom of westward development brought new communities close to the areas that burn with frequency during the dry season.


There are many simple steps you can take to prevent a fire while cooking, and to protect against injury if a fire does occur.

Emergency Escape Planning

Your ability to get out depends on advance warning from smoke alarms and advance planning. Here are some guidelines for creating your home escape plan.

Fire Extinguishers

Follow these simple guidelines to help you find the perfect fire extinguisher for all your lifesaving needs, determine when to use it and know how to operate it.

Home Fire Hazards

Learn more about protecting your home including hurricane shutters, fuel storage and clutter.

Smoke Alarms

Properly installed and maintained, they will give residents those crucial minutes they will need to escape.

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