Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 100288
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File Number: 100288 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-257-10 Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: RECOGNIZING FLORIDA TASK FORCE 1 CANINE TEAMS IN HAITI Introduced: 2/3/2010
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 3/2/2010
Agenda Date: 3/2/2010 Agenda Item Number: 11A7
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING MIAMI-DADE FIRE RESCUE'S URBAN SEARCH AND RESCUE TEAM, FLORIDA TASK FORCE 1 CANINE TEAMS FOR THEIR RESCUE EFFORTS IN THE AFTERMATH OF THE JANUARY 12, 2010 HAITI EARTHQUAKE
Indexes: FIRE RESCUE SERVICES
Sponsors: Barbara J. Jordan, Prime Sponsor
  Jose "Pepe" Diaz, Co-Sponsor
  Sally A. Heyman, Co-Sponsor
  Rebeca Sosa, Co-Sponsor
  Sen. Javier D. Souto, Co-Sponsor
  Dennis C. Moss, Co-Sponsor
  Carlos A. Gimenez, Co-Sponsor
  Audrey M. Edmonson, Co-Sponsor
Sunset Provision: No Effective Date: Expiration Date:
Registered Lobbyist: None Listed


Legislative History

Acting Body Date Agenda Item Action Sent To Due Date Returned Pass/Fail

Board of County Commissioners 3/2/2010 11A7 Adopted P

Health, Public Safety & Intergovernmental Cmte 2/11/2010 2F Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation P
REPORT: Assistant County Attorney Gerald Sanchez read the foregoing proposed resolution into the record. Commissioner Jordan, the sponsor of this item, noted that she brought this item forth because the County Commission did not recognize the canine teams for their rescue efforts in the aftermath of the January 12, 2010, Haiti Earthquake. She wanted the dogs to receive the Milk Bone Rescue Award as a token of the County Commission’s appreciation of their courageous efforts. The Committee proceeded to vote on this proposed resolution as presented. Vice Chairwoman Sosa suggested that a Scooby Snack be presented to the dogs as well. Commissioner Diaz stated that he was honored to see the dogs at work in Haiti. He asked that he be listed as a cosponsor on this proposed resolution. Commissioner Souto also asked to be listed as a cosponsor on this proposed resolution.

County Attorney 2/3/2010 Referred Health, Public Safety & Intergovernmental Cmte 2/11/2010

County Attorney 2/3/2010 Assigned Juliette Antoine 2/4/2010

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING MIAMI-DADE FIRE RESCUE'S URBAN SEARCH AND RESCUE TEAM, FLORIDA TASK FORCE 1 CANINE TEAMS FOR THEIR RESCUE EFFORTS IN THE AFTERMATH OF THE JANUARY 12, 2010 HAITI EARTHQUAKE

BODY

WHEREAS, on January 12, 2010 a devastating earthquake hit Haiti, approximately 10 miles southwest of the city of Port-au-Prince, Haiti killing an estimated 200,000 people and leaving hundreds of thousand others homeless; and
WHEREAS, Miami-Dade Fire Rescue's Urban Search and Rescue Team, Florida Task Force 1 (“M-D USAR”), deployed to Haiti on January 14, 2010 were one of the first responders on the island conducting dozens of successful rescues; and
WHEREAS, the M-D USAR team deployed to Haiti included seven canine teams, with each team consisting of a canine and its handler; and
WHEREAS, the members of M-D USAR were recognized by Mayor Carlos Alvarez and this Board of February 2, 2010; and
WHEREAS, the seven canine teams were instrumental in conducting successful rescues of those trapped by the earthquake; and
WHEREAS, this Board seeks to recognize the dedication, commitment and service provided by these seven canine teams,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that Miami-Dade County recognizes the value of the canine teams who participated in the Haitian earthquake rescue effort and hereby award to them the Milk Bones Rescue Award as a token of our appreciation of their courageous dedication to public service.



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