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]


Over 600,000 people a year go missing in the United States. Today on #NationalMissingPersonsDay, search #OurCounty and national databases and follow helpful tips if you know someone missing. @miamidadepd

It’s Crossing Guard Appreciation Day! 🚸 Be sure to thank them for all their hard work and dedication in getting our children to and from school safe. These Crossing Guards each have over 30+ years of service!

SEEKING INFORMATION: On 1/31/23, the pictured victims were killed in the area of NW 151 Street and NW 6 Avenue. Anyone with information is urged to contact @CrimeStopper305 at (305) 471-8477. All calls are kept strictly anonymous.

Director @AFreddyRamirez and trainees from #BLE138 met with members of the Circle of Brotherhood, an organization that focuses on youth development, crime prevention & economic sustainability. Together, we can solve community problems & make our communities a safer place to live.

Today, February 3rd, is #NationalMissingPersonsDay. Members of our Special Victims Bureau Missing Persons Squad gathered to bring awareness to the thousands of individuals that go missing in the U.S each year and stand by the victims families while they search for answers.

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Watch LIVE today at 10 a.m., as we celebrate the graduation of the recruits from #MDFRClass150 as they officially receive their badges & become #MDFR firefighters:

Join us on Saturday, Feb. 4 as we honor the brave men and women who perform above & beyond the call of duty during the annual #MDFR Medal Day Ceremony. #MedalDay2023

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On Friday, Feb. 3 at 10 a.m., join us as we celebrate the graduation of the recruits from #MDFRClass150 as they officially receive their badges & become #MDFR firefighters.

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Earlier this week, the employees at Gordon Food Service took part in a fire extinguisher training hosted by #MDFR Community Affairs. This hands-on training teaches employees how to effectively use a portable fire extinguisher to put out a fire. Thank you for having us!

#MDFRInTheNews: On Saturday morning, over 40 #MDFR units responded to #ThreeAlarm apartment fire in Miami Gardens. About 75 apartment units were affected, leaving more than 100 residents displaced. There were no reported injuries.

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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...