Miami Beach Shares Gratitude this holiday season!

Thanksgiving is not just a day, but a season - it is a reminder to be grateful for all of the blessings we have received. In giving back, we want to show our appreciation for those who have influenced our community by keeping our citizens protected, and offering the highest quality service for everyone who lives, works, and plays in the City of Miami Beach.

The men and women of the Miami Beach Police Department (MBPD) have dedicated their lives to pursue every opportunity and engage in all challenges that come their way. Their mission is to prevent crime and keep the greater community safe from harm’s way. For this and so much more, we thank you!

Like MBPD, Miami Beach Fire Department is also on an all day, every day mission to keep us safe. They are dedicated to provide our community with a high level of safety and security through fire prevention, emergency and disaster services, and ocean life safety.

Earlier this year, Baywatch was filmed right here on Miami Beach (The film will be released by Paramount Pictures on May 19, 2017 in the US). As two actors were filming in the ocean, a fierce current started heading their way. Unable to make it back to shore, MB Lifeguard Medina, with support from a fellow lifeguard, dove into the water when he noticed two swimmers struggling in the current. Together, the lifeguards saved their lives, pulling the two back to shore on a paddleboard. Because of their commitment, our MB Lifeguards were able to rescue two actors from the Baywatch film and bring them back to shore safe and sound.

In paying it forward, these brave men and women have protected over 200 million beachgoers every year! We couldn’t be prouder of the work of our fire fighters, first responders, and of course, our MB lifeguards!

The City of Miami Beach has implemented a sense of family amongst us that has brought us closer during this special time. We are grateful to the City and Mount Sinai Medical Center for partnering with us to implement the nation’s first free sunscreen dispenser program – we couldn’t have done it without your help.

As this year comes to an end, we thank you for allowing us to provide you with the best protection we can offer and for letting us share a little of Miami Beach with you.

 Happy holidays to you and yours.