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Fire Rescue

We protect people, property, and the environment by providing proactive responsive professional and humanitarian fire rescue services essential to public health, safety and well-being.

The active calls list shows real-time fire and emergency incident responses.
Active Fire Calls
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Make Payments to Fire Rescue
Apply to be a firefighter or apply for a different position at Miami-Dade Fire Rescue.
Fire Rescue Jobs
Residents with accessibility issues should register for emergency and evacuation assistance.
Evacuation Assistance
Find all of the fire stations and units in Miami-Dade County.
Fire Stations & Units
Fire Rescue has numerous programs and events to educate the community.
Fire Rescue Community Outreach

Permits & Inspections

Fire Inspections

Request an inspection, apply for a permit, view inspection history, cancel inspections and pay inspection fees online.

New Construction

Read up on how new construction projects can receive a Certificate of Occupancy inspection.

Existing Structures

Learn how your business can receive an annual inspection and a Life Safety Operating Permit.

Emergency Vehicle Zones

Find out what's needed to provide parking zones for emergency vehicles at shopping centers, shopping malls, parking lots and parking garages.

Open Burn Permit

If you plan to have an open fire, not including cooking fires, you're required to obtain a burn permit. Find out how to get one.

Forms & Checklists

Forms, applications, and checklists related to permits, fire alarms and more.

News & Events

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Fireworks are a blast when used safely!

June 30, 2017 — Fire Rescue

Fireworks are a lot of fun, and many families enjoy setting off these booms of color and glitter. Here are a few ways to make sure your family stays safe this Fourth of July.

Prepare and stay safe for hurricane season

May 24, 2018 — Fire Rescue

Hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30. The 2018 Official Hurricane Readiness Guide is out to help you get prepared.

Learn how to stay safe during snakebite season

July 25, 2018 — Fire Rescue

It’s rainy season in South Florida and that means it's time for snake sightings. Every year between April and October, snakes which are usually below ground are forced to surface due to the rain and rising temperatures.

Be safe while boating on our waters

May 11, 2018 — Fire Rescue

Summer is almost here, and our beaches and waters will get more crowded, so please be safe while operating a boat.

Safety Tips

Fire Safety & Prevention

Read all about preventing and preparing for a fire, as well as what to do if you have a fire in your home.

Safety at Home

Protect your home and keep your family safe by following these home safety guidelines.

Holiday & Seasonal Safety

Stay safe during various holidays throughout the year by following our holiday safety tips.

Recreational Safety

Be sure to stay safe whole enjoying the great outdoors, traveling, heading to the beach or taking a dip into the pool.

Safety on the Road

Hit the road, but do it safely. Read information to help you stay safe while behind the wheel.

Medical Emergencies

Learn how to handle medical emergencies and apply first aid assistance.

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About Us

We have 68 fire-rescue stations within unincorporated Miami-Dade County and serve 29 municipalities. We have response units dedicated to air rescue service, ocean rescue, fire and rescue operations, marine, hazardous materials (HazMat), urban search and rescue (US&R), technical rescue, and venom response.

Our rescue services include aero-medical transport to trauma centers and other medical facilities. Our air rescue helicopters are also used to perform search and rescue missions, and firefighting and reconnaissance operations involving large incidents, such as wildfires and major fires.

We also have full-time and part-time professional lifeguards protecting Haulover and Crandon beaches.

We support disaster preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation needs. We operate the County's Emergency Operation Center (EOC) which coordinates emergency response and recovery plans, decisions, and operations in order to maximize the use of resources within Miami-Dade County.

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