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]


We’d like to thank @citrusfcn for working alongside our Community Affairs Bureau and Northwest District Neighborhood Resource Unit for making “Black Tie & Sneakers Ball” a successful event! Your partnership made it a night to remember for all those in attendance.

HELP US CATCH A MURDERER! Segment - 40 🚨 Our Homicide Bureau detectives need your help to solve the murder of Gregory Crawford, that occurred on 5/27/22 in the area of 2545 NW 56 Street. #TogetherWeCan

Today @MDPD_Director Perez along with officers from our South District & members of our community joined together for @WalkingOneStop in Arthur Mays Villas neighborhood. Thank you to those that joined us for an ultra-community collaborative effort against violence. #TogetherWeCan

#HappeningNow: We will be conducting a DUI Enforcement Operation until 3:00 a.m.
⁃ U.S. 1 between SW 112 Street and SW 184 Street
⁃ SW 152 Street between U.S. 1 and SW 157 Avenue

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Congratulations to the members of #MDFR’s Chief Officer Development Program Class 02-2022, who this week completed the two-week class curriculum designed to prepare them for their new positions of leadership and management. #AlwaysReadyProudToServe

#MDFR #FLTF1 Capt. Eddy Alarcon spoke with @nytimes's @PatriciaMazzei about his experience as part of the search and rescue efforts at Surfside.


#MDFR Capt. Shawn Campana, FF Lucianna Genova & FF Frank Garcia speak with @wsvn's @KevinOzebek on how specially trained canine companions aided in search & rescue operations at Surfside, & in providing comfort to grieving families & search team members.

A year ago, the collapse of the Champlain Towers South in Surfside forever changed our community. In the weeks that followed, the efforts of our first responders centered around providing closure to the families. The memories of those we lost will forever live in our hearts.

#MDFR #FLTF1 Capt. Chris Martindale & Capt. Erik Sada reflect back on what they experienced while responding to the condo collapse in Surfside. @nbc6's @WillardNBC6 spoke to them on how they grappled with a tragedy so close to home.

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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...