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]


🚨 SEEKING INFORMATION: On 11/30/22, Julio Gonzalez was killed at the Aladdin Hotel, located at 901 S Royal Poinciana Blvd. Anyone with information is urged to contact @CrimeStopper305 at (305) 471-8477. All calls are kept strictly anonymous.

#MDPD PIO is currently responding to the scene of a traffic crash in the area of 27 Avenue and West Flagler Street. Estimated time of arrival of 40 minutes. More information to follow.

A regularly scheduled quarterly test of the #TurkeyPoint Nuclear Power Plant's warning sirens will take place on Friday, December 2 starting at 1 p.m.

Remember, this is ONLY a TEST. For more information, call 3-1-1.

Traffic alert: Due to police activity in the area, NW 27 Ave between W. Flagler St - NW 4 St is shutdown in the northbound & southbound directions. Seek alternate route. @MiamiDadePD

🚨 #MISSING: Damaris Hernandez, 14 years old, was last seen in the 18000 Block of SW 136th Court. The missing juvenile may be in need of services. Anyone with information is urged to contact @CrimeStopper305 at (305) 471-8477.

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One month ago today, Miami-Dade County celebrated its first-ever Hometown Heroes Parade — in honor of all our first responders who sacrificed so much to keep us safe throughout the pandemic.

To them and their families: We thank you!

#MDFRInTheNews: On Tuesday, #MDFR responded to a house fire near the 2900 block of NW 47 Street. One person was transported to the hospital.

Article: @nbc6

Share joy this #HolidaySeason during the annual #ToysForKids drive! Through December 21, drop off any new, unwrapped toys to your nearest #MDFR fire station. Your gift will be donated to families in need throughout Miami-Dade County. For station locations:

Today, @zoomiami visited #MDFR #Station43 to present a flag to fire crews in recognition of being “First Due at the Zoo” when responding to fire and medical emergencies at Zoo Miami as well as providing enrichment to zoo animals.

#MDFRInTheNews: On Thursday night, #MDFR units responded to a traffic accident involving an entrapment near SW 136 Street and 187 Avenue. The patient was extricated by TRT crews. Four people were injured and taken to the hospital.

Article: @nbc6

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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...