Fire Rescue

The department of Fire Rescue, led by Chief Eric Lang, is recognized as an all hazards response agency, meaning that personnel respond to and mitigate responses to fire and medical emergencies, collapse structures, hazardous material responses, vehicle accidents, floods water-related emergencies and any incident where life and property is threatened. Fire Rescue personnel perform the life safety and fire prevention inspection functions that give the Department opportunities to be proactive in dealing with emergencies.

Call 911 for emergencies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The Fire Rescue Department became operational and assumed Fire Rescue service from Miami-Dade County on October 1, 1993. 

There are three shifts that staff the fire station 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Each operational shift has one assigned Captain, two Lieutenants, and up to eight Firefighter/Paramedics. All of the Department's sworn personnel are State Certified Paramedics - the Village has the only Fire Rescue Department in South Florida with this distinction.

Intergovernmental support from the City of Miami is an essential component of the Village's Fire Rescue Department. Through an Automatic Aid and Ancillary Services Agreement, the City of Miami provides emergency back-up services and several key support functions for Village Firefighter/Paramedics.

Fire Rescue personnel perform the life safety and fire prevention inspection functions that give the Department opportunities to be proactive in dealing with emergencies. All of the high-rise and mercantile buildings within the Village are inspected annually to assure compliance with appropriate codes and to provide needed familiarization for the Fire Rescue crews who may be required to fight fires or perform other emergency operations in any one of them. Inspections are also conducted during the construction of new commercial or multifamily projects.

Other services and responsibilities include:

  • Citizen blood pressure monitoring
  • Citizen CPR and First-Aid classes
  • Community public education for adults on fire prevention, household accident prevention, infant and child safety, and pool safety
  • Fire Station Tours
  • Education demonstrations at local schools
  • Water rescue capability
  • Trench rescue and confined space response
  • Fire investigations
On September 10, 1998, the Board of Directors for the Commission on Fire Accreditation International awarded the Village Fire Rescue Department "International Accredited Agency Status." The Village of Key Biscayne Fire Department became the 10th department in the world and the first 1st in the state of Florida to achieve this recognition.

In August 14th, 2013, the Commission on Fire Accreditation International unanimously approved the fourth Re-Accreditation of the Department for 2013-2018.

How can I get a copy of an EMS patient report?

How can I learn about fire safety programs available in the Village?

May i get my blood pressure checked at the fire station?

How can I get a copy of a fire report?

How do I request a tour of the fire station?

How do I report a complaint about a fire safety hazard?

If I have a complaint concerning emergency 911 service, whom do I call?

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