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]


Join the team of heroes behind the scenes working around the clock to protect #OurCounty. We are currently accepting applications for the positions of Police Dispatchers & Complaint Officers through Feb. 7. Please visit: to submit your online application.

Congratulations to @MiamiDadeCounty for being recognized as a 2022 AVA Digital Platinum winner. The team collaborated with our Human Trafficking Squad for their “Human Life Is Not For Sale” campaign.

On the 11 year anniversary of their line of duty death, we honored the lives of Officers Roger Castillo and Amanda Haworth. Their service and sacrifice will never be forgotten. #NeverForget

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Planning on going boating this weekend? Check local weather forecasts before heading out & monitor for any changing weather conditions while out on the water. Operating your vessel during hazardous weather conditions may put your vessel & passengers at risk. #MDFRSafety


Westbound State Road 836 is temporarily shutdown at the State Road 826 interchange.

Troopers are at the scene of a single vehicle crash that requires a medical transport by @MiamiDadeFire air rescue.

Roadway will re-open within 20 minutes.

On Wednesday, @MiamiDadeBCC recognized #MiamiDadeEM Director Frank Rollason with a proclamation for serving over 50 years as a public servant. From all of us at Miami-Dade EM, we thank Director Rollason for his service to our community.

Today during a special presentation at the @MiamiDadeBCC, #MDFR's Ocean Rescue lifeguards received the 2021 Beach Patrol of the Year Award from the Florida Beach Patrol Chiefs Association. Congrats to our Ocean Rescue lifeguards for this recognition! #AlwaysReadyProudToServe

Yesterday, #Fireboat21 responded to an injured pelican hung up on the rocks of Haulover Inlet w/a fishing line & a hook fishing lure impaled under its left wing. The pelican was gently captured & taken to Pelican Harbor Seabird Station, where its expected to make a full recovery.

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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...