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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.


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Learn how to stay safe during snakebite season

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.

Equip your home with a fire extinguisher

Fire safety items are essential life-saving devices that you should have in your home. They will come in handy in case of accidental fires.

Know the signs of a heart attack and cardiac arrest

People often use these terms interchangeably, but they are not synonyms. A heart attack is when blood flow to the heart is blocked, and sudden cardiac arrest is when the heart malfunctions and suddenly stops beating unexpectedly.

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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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