On June 24, 2021, a high rise condominium partially collapsed in Surfside, Florida, causing numerous fatalities. First Alert alerted on the incident 38 minutes ahead of major news reports, enabling first responders to swiftly begin search and rescue efforts.
First Alert's initial alert of multiple casualties in an apartment building collapse came within minutes of the incident.
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Search and rescue continues after building collapse on 9300 block of Florida A1A in Surfside, FL.
Miami-Dade County Mayor Levine Cava says 159 people missing after building collapse in Surfside, FL, with 120 accounted for and four confirmed dead.
U.S. President Biden tells Florida Governor DeSantis "his administration stands ready to provide additional resources and assistance that state and local officials need" following building collapse.
Search to shift from rescue effort to recovery operation following partial building collapse in Surfside, FL.