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]


Tune in to @WIOD at 9:20 a.m. to hear #MDPD Sergeant Hugh Oliphant speak of his experience and service in the military in honor of #MilitaryAppreciationMonth @iHeartRadio

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says a non-helmeted motorcyclist is 15 percent more likely to suffer a nonfatal head injury and 40 percent more likely to suffer a fatal head injury than a helmeted rider involved in a crash. #RideSmartFL @RideSmartFL @NHTSAgov

Operation Community Shield - Segment 43 🔥
This initiative is focused on strategic enforcement to curtail the violent crimes in our county.  
Thank you to our local, state and federal partners for being part of this important initiative.

In honor of a founding father of the @NYPDnews SCUBA team, members of our Underwater Recovery Team wore #NYPD Officer Walter T. Mylett commemorative shirts today. Officer Mylett passed away on May 16, 2020.

🚨 #MISSING: Sergio Juarez, 16 years old, was last seen in the 2800 Block of NW 98 Street. The missing juvenile may be in need of services. Anyone with information is urged to contact @CrimeStopper305 at (305) 471-8477.

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On May 12, #MDFR received two vehicles retrofitted to be used for the Peer Support Response K9 Team. #MDFR Capt. Shawn Campana and Interim Chief of Public Safety @AFreddyRamirez share the benefits of having these resources available for the Response K9 Team.

#ICYMI: Last week, #MDFR received two vehicles specially fitted for its peer support K-9 response team. The K-9 response team helps victims in crisis situations and helps first responders deal with occupational stress.

Article: @wsvn

On May 13, #MDFR Battalion Chief Andrew Hook worked his final shift following 30 years serving in #OurCounty. A member of Recruit Class 68, Chief Hook spent his retirement shift in his original Metropolitan Dade County Fire Rescue uniform. We wish Chief Hook a #HappyRetirement!

Keep in mind these simple #MDFRSafety precautions if you're enjoying time by the pool:

✅Supervise children at all times.
✅Never swim alone - always swim with a partner.
✅Don't push or jump on others.
✅Never drink alcohol when swimming.
✅Stay away from pool drains.

Today marks the start of #EMSWeek, dedicated to recognizing EMS personnel. #MDFR is proud to honor these individuals for their dedication to safeguarding the health, well-being and safety of our community every day. Thank you!

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Governor DeSantis Extends Surfside Executive Order

On Monday, September 20, Governor Ron DeSantis signed Executive Order 21-210 to extend Executive Order 21-148, pertaining to the Champlain Towers South Collapse. The order provides assistance to families...