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Miami-Dade County Fire Department is comprised of 11 Divisions: Operations Division, Urban Search And Rescue (USAR), Office of Emergency Management, Emergency Medical Services Division (EMS), Airport Division, Communications Division, Training Division, Logistical Services Division, Administration Division, Facilities and Construction Division, and the Management Information and Technology Division. In 1935 the Miami-Dade County Fire Department was known as a "fire patrol" consisting of only one employee and one truck under the direction of the Agriculture Department.
In 2004 Fire and rescue units responded to nearly 206,000 calls for assistance. Approximately 80 percent of these originated as medical rescue calls. With more than 1,700 employees located at 57 fire rescue stations and several administrative facilities, this department provides service to unincorporated Dade County and 28 municipalities, including a resident population of nearly than 2.4 million distributed over 1,924 square miles.
Along with suppression and EMS capabilities, MDFR has the ability to transport patients to area trauma hospitals via Air Rescue's two trauma helicopters. The department also has a Marine Services Bureau responding to incidents requiring their expertise in the many waterways throughout our county. The efforts of the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department have garnered world recognition

Contact information:

Fire Rescue Department,
9300 N.W. 41st Street,
Miami, Florida 33178-2414.
Phone: (786) 331-5000.
Fax: 305-331-5101.


 

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