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]


🚨 ABDUCTION: Our South District is searching for a female that was taken against her will from a residence, located at 13840 SW 285 Terrace. Anyone with information on her whereabouts is urged to call 9-1-1 immediately.

Nuestra comunidad no tolerará las amenazas contra nuestras escuelas. Estamos comprometidos a trabajar junto a @MDSPD y tomaremos todas las medidas de precaución para asegurar la seguridad de nuestros estudiantes. No se tolerarán amenazas de violencia. #SiVezAlgoDiAlgo

Every time you get behind the wheel, it's important to obey all speed limits and signs. #DriveSafe @MyFDOT

#MDPD Remembers Fallen Officer Roberto Luis Calderon EOW 12/7/1999 🙏 @ODMP @NLEOMF #NeverForget

Our community will not stand for threats against our schools. We are committed to working with @MDSPD and taking every precautionary measure to ensure the safety of our students. Threats of violence will not be tolerated. #SeeSomethingSaySomething

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En promedio, unas 160 lesiones vinculadas con decoraciones ocurren cada día en la temporada festiva, y casi la mitad de los incidentes son caídas (@seguridadconsum). Al colocar decoraciones navideñas con una escalera, tenga cuidado y siga este consejo de seguridad. #MDFREnEspañol

On average, there are about 160 decorating-related injuries each day during the holiday season, with almost half of the incidents involving falls (@USCPSC). If putting up holiday decorations using a ladder, be careful and follow this #HolidaySafety tip 👇

#MDFREnEspañol: Las decoraciones festivas y las luces parpadeantes son características de la temporada navideña, pero también pueden causar incendios. Verifique sus luces eléctricas, decoraciones y cables de extensión para ver si están dañados antes de usarlos. #HolidaySafety

Festive decorations and twinkling lights are trademarks of the holiday season, but they also present a potential fire risk. Check your electrical lights, decorations and extension cords for damage before use. #HolidaySafety

#MDFREnEspañol: Evite un incendio en su hogar: no sobrecargue los cables de extension y sólo use cables de extension con protección de sobrecarga integrada.

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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...