Community Budget Issue Requests - Tracking Id #1147FY0001

Air Rescue Grant












Lt. Gary Safreed


Miami-Dade Fire Rescue











Project Title:

Air Rescue Grant

Date Submitted:

2/14/01 6:54:59 PM












Rudolfo Garcia














Statewide Interest:

Air Rescue serves all of the Everglades, Dade and Monroe, and other critical areas in need.













Miami Dade Fire Air Rescue


Lt. Gary Safreed


14150 SW 127th Street

Contact Phone:

(305) 233-5000



Miami 33186

















Collier, Dade, Hillsborough, Lee, Monroe, Okeechobee, Palm Beach














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Project Description:








Air Rescue is a livesaver program which uses helicopers for rapid transportation in emergencies situations.  With the largest international airport in the State, Air Rescue is vital.  Air Rescue was the first to reach the scene of the Value Jet crash in the Everglades.  Divers and medical experts were on board to assist with a rescue. 


Air Rescue serves all of Dade, Monroe and Collier counties, but has traveled as far as Tampa to assist in rescues.  They are here to assist us in the critical times of need, such as plane crashes, vehicle crashes, shipwrecks, etc.  While conducting searches over water and in the Keys, night vision is essential.  For both the protection of our rescuers and vitims, Air Rescue is requesting a one time appropriation for equipment.












Measurable Outcome Anticipated:






Air Rescue saves lives.  With this new equipment, rescues can be conducted even quicker and safer.











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Was this project included in an Agency's Budget Request?




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Is there a documented need for this project?






Federal Safety Standards











Was this project request heard before a publicly noticed meeting of a body of elected officials (municipal, county, or state)?




Hearing Body:

Miami Dade Legislative Delegation


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