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Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department
Operational area
Country  United States
State  Florida
County Miami-Dade
Agency overview
Staffing Career
Fire chief David Downey
IAFF 1403
Facilities and equipment[1]
Battalions 13
Stations 65
Engines 32
Trucks 14
Platforms 1
Squads 1
Rescues 1
Ambulances 55
HAZMAT 2
Airport crash 5
Helicopters 4
Light and air 1
Website
Official website
IAFF website

The Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department (MDFR) provides fire protection and emergency medical services to the unincorporated parts of Miami-Dade County, Florida along with 30 municipalities located within the county.[2] In all the department is responsible for 1,883 square miles (4,880 km2) of land.

Contents

  • Air Rescue 1
  • USAR Task Force 2
  • Stations and Apparatus 3
  • References 4

Air Rescue

The MDFR Air Rescue Bureau is responsible for air medical services, search and rescue, aerial firefighting as well as tactical support for MDFR operations.[3] The 4 helicopters are capable of transporting severely injured trauma patients to state approved Level I trauma centers. Additionally crews are trained to deploy personnel and equipment for search and rescue missions, firefighting operations and reconnaissance on large incidents such as wildland fires. The current fleet consists of 4 Bell 412 EP helicopters split between two airports with two copters at both Miami Executive Airport and Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport.[3]

USAR Task Force

The Miami-Dade Fire Department is the founding member of one of Florida's two FEMA Urban Search and Rescue Task Force.[4] Florida Task Force 1 (FL-TF1) is available to respond to natural or man-made disasters around the county and world and assist with search and rescue, medical support, damage assessment and communications.[5]

Stations and Apparatus

MDFR Aerial 39

The MDFR has 65 stations split up in 13 battalions.[1]

City Engine Truck EMS Other
1 Miami Lakes Aerial 1 Rescue 1 Battalion 14
2 Miami Aerial 2 Rescue 2 & 202 Battalion 5
3 Miami Engine 3 Rescue 3
4 Miami Engine 4 Rescue 4 Battalion 9
5 Redland Engine 5 Rescue 5
6 Homestead Rescue 6 Tanker 6
7 West Little River Engine 7 Rescue 7
8 Aventura Engine 8 Rescue 8 Battalion 2
9 Kendall Engine 9 Rescue 9
10 Sunny Isles Beach Ladder 10 Rescue 10
11 Miami Gardens Aerial 11 Rescue 11 Battalion 4
12 Miami International Airport Engine 12 Rescue 12 Battalion 6, ARFF Foam 1, 2 & 3
13 Miami Aerial 13 Air Truck 13
14 South Miami Engine 14 Rescue 14 Battalion 8
15 Key Biscayne Engine 15 RHIB 15
16 Homestead Engine 16 Rescue 16 & 72 Brush (UTV) 1 & Battalion 10
17 Virginia Gardens Ladder 17 HazMat 17
19 North Miami Aerial 19 Rescue 19
20 North Miami Engine 20 Rescue 20 Battalion 3
21 Miami Engine 21 Platform 21 Rescue 21 Battalion 1 & RHIB 21
22 North Miami Ladder 22 Rescue 63
23 Pinecrest Ladder 23 Rescue 23
24 Miami Executive Airport Foam 24, Copter 1 & 2
25 Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport Foam 25, Copter 3 & 4
26 Opa-Locka Ladder 26 Rescue 26
27 North Bay Village Engine 27 Rescue 27
28 Hialeah Gardens Rescue 28
29 Sweetwater Aerial 29 Rescue 29
30 Miami Shores Engine 30 Rescue 30
31 North Miami Beach Aerial 31 Rescue 31
32 North Miami Beach Engine 32 Rescue 32
33 Aventura Rescue 33
34 Cutler Ridge Aerial 34
Platform 34
Rescue 34
35 Miami Springs Engine 35 Rescue 35
36 Hammocks Aerial 36 Rescue 36
37 Miami Engine 37 Rescue 37
38 Miami Gardens Aerial 38 Rescue 38
39 Port of Miami Ladder 39 2 RHIBs
40 West Miami Engine 40 Rescue 40
42 Fisher Island Engine 42 Aerial 42 Rescue 42
43 Richmond Heights Aerial 43 Rescue 43 RHBI
44 Palm Springs North Engine 44 Rescue 44
45 Doral Engine 45
46 Medley Aerial 46 Heavy Rescue Truck
47 Westchester Engine 47 Rescue 47
48 Fontainebleau Engine 48 Rescue 48
49 Pinecrest Rescue 49
50 Perrine Engine 62 Rescue 50
51 Opa-Locka Engine 51 Rescue 51
52 South Miami Heights Rescue 52 Tanker 52 & Battalion 7
53 Miami Rescue 53
54 Bunche Park Engine 54 Rescue 54
55 Saga Bay Engine 55 RHIB 55
56 Miami Engine 56 Rescue 56
57 West Kendall Rescue 57 Battalion 13
58 Tamiami Engine 58 Rescue 58
59 Miami International Airport Ladder 59 Quick Response Vehicle 59
60 Redland Tanker 60 & Airboat
61 Miami Engine 61 Brush (UTV) 2
63 Miami Engine 63
64 Miami Lakes Engine 64
65 Homestead Ladder 65 Rescue 65
66 Homestead Engine 66
69 Doral Rescue 69 Squad 69, HazMat 69 & Battalion 11
70 Coconut Palm Rescue 70
73 Port of Miami Fire Boat One
76 Bay Harbor Rescue 76
78 Eastern Shores Rescue 78

References

  1. ^ a b "Stations & Units". MDFD. Retrieved 29 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "Emergency Response". Miami-Dade Fire Rescue. Retrieved 29 January 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "Air Rescue". Miami-Dade Fire Rescue. Retrieved 29 January 2015. 
  4. ^ "Task Force Locations". FEMA. Retrieved 29 January 2015. 
  5. ^ "Urban Search and Rescue (USAR)". Miami-Dade Fire Department. Retrieved 29 January 2015. 

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