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]


Today, in remembrance of Captain Gordon Chapman, we joined his family and colleagues for a plaque unveiling ceremony in our Intracoastal District. We will never forget his service to #OurCounty.

Join our Police Power In Pink Team on Saturday, October 23 for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk! 💕 Together, we can show our support to all those Fighting the Fight, Survivors, Supporters, and honor those taken too soon. 🎀 To register visit:

🚘 @MyFDOT_Miami & various law enforcement agencies will be partnering with @univmiami to conduct an educational & enforcement event/operation at Key Biscayne, FL from 5:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., this Wednesday, October 20th.
#DriveSafe #PutItDown

Operation Community Shield - Segment 17 🔥
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.

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Our @MiamiDadeFire Department is truly world-class, and today we officially broke ground on Fire Station 68, a world-class new facility in Sweetwater to help us better serve our growing community.

Fun fact: This will be our very first county firehouse equipped with solar panels!

Tune in tonight @CBSMiami at 7PM as @MDFROpsChief & #MDFR FF/Paramedic Maggie Castro discuss their experience during the Surfside Building Collapse with @DeFede.

Distracted driving is ANYTHING that takes your HANDS off the wheel, your EYES off the road, or your MIND off the task of driving. Make the choice to be a safe driver by always paying full attention to the road. 👀🙌🧠🚘

#TDSW2021 #FLTeenSafeDriver

Join us virtually as we hold a #MDFRGroundbreaking ceremony at the future site of Dolphin Station #68.

Watch LIVE at 1:45PM:

During this morning's @MiamiDadeBCC meeting, #MDFR's K-9 Peer Response Unit and Foundation Citizen held a special presentation introducing our K-9 team and to share the role they played during the Surfside building collapse.

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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...