News and Updates

The Miami-Dade Fire Rescue and Police Departments are the agencies in control of all operations at the Champlain Towers South site.  

All media inquiries concerning their operations should be directed to [email protected] 

For all other media inquiries concerning the Town of Surfside’s support of the County’s operations, please contact [email protected] or call (305) 548-8351. 

For general inquiries from the public and media, please call the Town of Surfside Public Information Hotline at (305) 548-8351.  The Hotline is staffed from 9am to 11pm Monday through Friday through July 31.  Please keep in mind calling the hotline is preferred due to the high volume of e-mails we are receiving. 

Media seeking public records from the Town of Surfside should make the request directly to the Town Clerk who is the official custodian of the public record. Please email [email protected]

Media seeking interviews with Structural Engineer Allyn Kilsheimer who is assisting the Town, please contact 

[email protected]

For questions regarding Surfside Tourism and efforts to support the business community, please contact Rachel Pinzur at [email protected]


Welcome home! 🇺🇸
South District officers Wilfredo Ortega and Yunier Matos Salvat are home after serving in Kuwait. Thank you for your service to our country and our county.

#SaveTheDate: Tuesday, August 3rd is #NationalNightOut! Get to know your neighborhood police officers in different locations across #OurCounty.
We hope to see you there! Thank you to our partners @MiamiDadeParks. #MDPDconnecting

Detectives from our Homicide Bureau have arrested two individuals in connection to the 2016 murder of Michael Zaldua. Thank you investigators for helping us bring justice to the family.

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Join #MDFR on Tuesday, August 3 at @MiamiDadeParks’ Wild Lime Park for #NationalNightOut! Get to know your neighborhood @MiamiDadePD officers and learn more about fire safety with Sparky the Dog and interactive activities for kids. We hope to see you there!

#MDFRInTheNews: On Monday, #MDFR #Ladder36 C-shift rescued Daisy, a husky that got stuck in a fence at an apartment complex near SW 152 Avenue.

Article: @wsvn

#UPDATE 92: We have identified an additional victim that sadly and unexpectedly lost her life in the tragic Surfside building collapse. Please keep her family and loved ones in your prayers.

Throughout the month we spent working at the Champlain Towers South condominium, we witnessed numerous groups of people come together at #Surfside under one common goal (a thread).

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