Every year the Miami Dade Fire Rescue (MDFR) delivers their annual report to the City Commission detailing services to our area. The report for 2012 recently arrived from the County’s new Fire Chief, Dave Downey.
The Miami Dade Fire Rescue is considered one of the most elite fire rescue departments in the country and is recognized around the world for its exemplary service. Not only do they fight fires but they are also skilled in advance life support and are capable of providing pre-hospital care to heart attack and stroke victims.
Over five years ago, MDFR established the Miami-Dade STEMI (blocked artery) network, which reduces the time it takes to restore blood flow to the patient, a very important life-saving procedure. Additionally, MDFR was the first nation to establish a Stroke Center Coalition and Care Network for state of the art stroke care.
Fire Rescue Station 10 is located in the center of Sunny Isles Beach (across from Epicure) and provided over 88% of the responses in our area last year. However Station 28, located in Eastern Shores, is less than a mile away providing additional coverage for our area. For those of you interested in statistics, the Miami Dade Fire Rescue dispatched more than 510 firefighters and 165 units to structure fire incidents in Sunny Isles Beach last year. They responded to over 1,400 life threatening incidences and almost 600 structure and other fires.
We are proud of the brave men and women of Station 10 who are committed to our safety. Clearly, their mission statement “Always Ready, Proud to Serve” is indicative of their dedication to our community and we thank them for that.