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Miami-Dade Fire Rescue marks promotion of 51 firefighters

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue marks promotion of 51 firefighters

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue (MDFR) celebrated the promotion of 51 firefighters during a department ceremony on Thursday, Jan. 16. The ceremony took place at MDFR’s Training Facility, 9300 NW 41 St. in Doral. “Today we honor and recognize those who have emerged, through their dedication and initiative, as the future leaders of the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue […]

MDFR earns recognition for ‘Infection Control Program’

MDFR earns recognition for ‘Infection Control Program’

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue (MDFR) was recognized for the development of a unique “Infection Control Program” on Sept. 17, during a county commission meeting. MedicAlert Foundation, the leader in emergency medical information services, and the Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI) presented MDFR Fire Chief Dave Downey with the Excellence in Fire Service- Based EMS Award. “Our […]

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue conducts first Change of Command event

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue conducts first Change of Command event

Surrounded by the love, respect and admiration of family, friends and coworkers, Fire Chief Dave Downey assumed command of Miami-Dade Fire Rescue (MDFR) on Feb. 1. MDFR celebrated its first ever Change of Command ceremony in order to pay tribute to retiring Fire Chief William “Shorty” Bryson, a 38-year veteran of the fire service and […]

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue saves puppies from fire

Lt. Karen Chambers treats one of the puppies administering oxygen with a pet
oxygen mask.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue saved three puppies from a townhouse fire that took place on Monday, July 9, in southwest Miami-Dade County. Upon arrival, fire crews were advised that there was a litter of puppies still inside the house. Firefighters were successful in locating and rescuing the puppies from the burning home. Paramedics treated three puppies […]