Miami Fire Department

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Coordinates: 25°46′43″N 80°11′29″W / 25.778731°N 80.191275°W / 25.778731; -80.191275

Miami Fire Rescue Department (MFRD)
"Excellence Through Service"
Operational Area
Country United States
State  Florida
City Miami
Agency Overview
Established July 17, 1898
Annual calls ~90,000
Employees 700
Staffing Career
Fire chief Maurice Kemp
IAFF 587
Facilities & Equipment
Divisions 1
Battalions 3
Stations 14
Engines 11
Trucks 3
Quints 3
Fireboats 2
Ambulances 24 ALS
HAZMAT 1
EMS Level ALS & BLS
USAR 1
Website
www.miamigov.com/Fire/pages/default.asp
iaff587.org/index

The City of Miami Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) is the agency that provides fire protection and emergency medical services for the city of Miami, Florida, United States. The Miami Fire Rescue responds to approximately 90,000 emergency calls annually.

The MFRD is also operates FEMA's Urban Search and Rescue(USAR) Florida Task Force 2. Florida Task Force 2 is a 210 member organization deploying teams of seventy Rescue workers, search dogs, physicians and structural engineers who travel with 50,000 lbs of equipment to assist in major disasters.

History[edit]

On July 17, 1898 The City of Miami Fire Department was formally created when five men gathered in a Miami beer parlor to remedy the outrageous cost of fire insurance in the city. The premiums in Miami were the highest in the nation, with annual rates at eight percent of a structure’s value. This was due to the fact that the all-wooden city had virtually no fire service, and just eighteen months earlier on Christmas Eve of 1896 - the year the City was founded - half of downtown Miami had burned to the ground. In order to bring insurance costs down, the men agreed to form the Miami Fire Department. Those in attendance became the first volunteer firefighters. One of the men, Charles H. Garthside, was elected as the City's first fire chief.

Over the next hundred years, the rudimentary fire service grew into a world-classprofessional department with a progressive outlook - constantly at the forefront of advancing technology. The Miami Fire Department began the turn of the 20th Century without a history, but the profound changes it underwent during the age of advancing technology forced it to look towards the future for its traditions. Today the city of Miami Department of Fire-Rescue retains a proud history of being at the forefront of fire-rescue developments.[1]

Operations[edit]

The city of Miami Fire Rescue Department is divided into 2 branches of Operations: Operations and Administration. Each branch is commanded by a Deputy Chief. Each Deputy Chief commands several Divisions of Operations or Administration. Each Division is commanded by an Assistant Chief. The Operations branch commands the following Divisions of Operations: Emergency Response Division, Fire Prevention Division, and the Training Division. The Administration branch commands the following Divisions of Administration: the Communications Division, the Emergency Management Division, the Management Services Division, the Support Services Division, and the Technical Services Division.[2][3]

Fire Apparatus Profile (2014)[edit]

Frontline Fire Companies[edit]

  • 10 Engine Companies (E2, E3, E4, E5, E6, E7, E8, E9, E11, E12)
  • 1 Foam Engine Company (Foam 1)
  • 3 Aerial Companies (A1, A4, A5)
  • 3 Quint Companies (Q8, Q9, Q10)

Command Units and Chiefs[edit]

  • 3 District Chief's Units (District 1, District 2, District 3)

EMS Units[edit]

  • 24 ALS Rescue Ambulances (R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6, R7, R8, R9, R10, R11, R12, R13, R14, R20, R21, R22, R24, R25, R26, R27, R28, R29, R30)
  • 1 EMS Supervisor (Car 74)

Special and Support Units[edit]

  • 1 Haz-Mat Unit (Haz-Mat 1)
  • 1 Decontamination Unit (Decon 2)
  • 1 Air Supply Unit (Air Truck 1)
  • 1 Fire ground Rehabilitation Unit (Rehab 8)
  • 1 Dive Team (Dive Team 5)
  • 1 Technical Rescue Team (Technical Rescue Team 6)
  • 2 Fireboats (Fireboat 1 and Fireboat 2)

Fire Station Locations and Apparatus[edit]

Below is a complete listing of all fire stations and apparatus locations in the city of Miami according to District.

Engine Company Quint/Aerial Company ALS Rescue Ambulance Special Unit Chief District Address
Foam 1 Aerial 1 Rescue 1, Rescue 21 Haz-Mat. Unit 1, Air Truck 1, Air Van 1 Chief 1 1 144 N.E. 5th St.
Engine 2 Rescue 2, Rescue 22 Decon. Unit 2 1 1901 N. Miami Ave.
Engine 3 Rescue 3 1 1103 N.W. 7th St.
Engine 4 Aerial 4 Rescue 4, Rescue 24 Car 74(EMS Supervisor) 1 1105 S.W. 2nd Ave.
Engine 5 Aerial 5 Rescue 5, Rescue 25 Dive Team Unit 5 2 1200 N.W. 20th St.
Engine 6 Rescue 6, Rescue 26 Technical Rescue Team Unit 6 Chief 2 2 701 N.W. 36th St.
Engine 7 Rescue 7, Rescue 27 Decon. Unit 7 Chief 3 3 314 Beacom Blvd.
Engine 8 Quint 8 Rescue 8, Rescue 28 Rehab. Unit 8 3 2975 Oak Ave.
Engine 9 Quint 9 Rescue 9, Rescue 29 2 69 N.E. 62nd St.
Quint 10 Rescue 10, Rescue 20 3 4101 N.W. 7th St.
Engine 11 Rescue 11 3 5920 W. Flagler St.
Engine 12 Rescue 12, Rescue 30 Command Unit 12 2 1455 N.W. 46th St.
Rescue 13 2 8260 N.E. 2nd Ave.
Rescue 14 3 2111 S.W. 19th St.

Apparatus Specifications[edit]

Below is a complete list of all MDFR apparatus, their manufacturer and specifications, and date.

Engine Companies[edit]

  • Foam 1 - 2003 Pierce Dash 1250gpm./500gal./30gal. Class A/70gal. Class B Foam Pumper Truck
  • Engine 2 - 1999 Pierce Dash 1250gpm./500gal. Pumper Truck
  • Engine 3 - 2007 Pierce Velocity 1250gpm./500gal. Pumper Truck
  • Engine 4 - 1999 Pierce Dash 1250gpm./500gal. Pumper Truck
  • Engine 5 - 2007 Pierce Velocity 1250gpm./500gal. Pumper Truck
  • Engine 6 - 2011 Pierce Arrow XT 1250gpm./500gal. Rescue Pumper Truck
  • Engine 7 - 2011 Pierce Arrow XT 1250gpm./500gal. Pumper Truck
  • Engine 8 - *Unknown*
  • Engine 9 - 2007 Pierce Velocity 1250gpm./500gal. Pumper Truck
  • Engine 11 - *Unknown*
  • Engine 12 - 2011 Pierce Arrow XT 1250gpm./500gal. Pumper Truck
  • Engine 52(Reserve) - *Unknown*
  • Engine 55(Reserve) - *Unknown*
  • Engine 56(Reserve) - 2001 Pierce Dash 1250gpm./500gal./65' Telesqurt Pumper Truck (Ex-Engine 6)
  • Engine 57(Reserve) - 1999 Pierce Dash 1250gpm./500gal. Pumper Truck (Ex-Engine 7)
  • Engine 512(Reserve) - *Unknown*

Aerial Companies[edit]

  • Aerial 1 - 2003 Piece Dash 100' Rear-Mount Platform Tower Ladder Truck
  • Aerial 4 - 2003 Piece Dash 100' Rear-Mount Platform Tower Ladder Truck
  • Aerial 5 - 2009 Pierce Arrow XT 105' Rear-Mount Aerial Ladder Truck
  • Aerial 52(Reserve) - *Unknown*

Quint Companies[edit]

  • Quint 8 - *Unknown*
  • Quint 9 - 2013 Pierce Arrow XT 1500gpm./500gal./75' Rear-Mount Aerial Ladder Quint
  • Quint 10 - 2006 Pierce Dash 1500gpm./500gal./75' Rear-Mount Aerial Ladder Quint
  • Quint 59(Reserve) - 2001 Pierce Dash 1250gpm./500gal./65' Telesqurt Pumper Truck (Ex-Quint 9)
  • Quint 512(Reserve) - *Unknown*

ALS Rescue Ambulances[edit]

  • Rescue 1 - 2006/2008 International/Medtec Transport Rescue Ambulance
  • Rescue 12 - 2006/2008 International/Medtec Transport Rescue Ambulance
  • Rescue 30 - 2001 International/American LaFrance Medic Master Transport Rescue Ambulance

Special Units[edit]

  • Haz-Mat. 1 - 2008 Pierce Lance Heavy-Duty Walk-Around Hazardous Materials(Haz-Mat.) Truck
  • Dive Team 5 - 2007 International/Pierce Medium-Duty Walk-Around Dive Rescue Truck
  • Technical Rescue Team 6 - 2006 International/Hackney Technical Rescue Tractor-Trailer Truck
  • Air Truck 1 - 2000 International/Pierce Air Cascade Filling Truck

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