December 22, 2021

Chief Dave Downey reflects on the Surfside condo collapse response effort

In this episode of the Side Alpha Podcast, Chief Marc Bashoor speaks with Chief Dave Downey about one of the biggest stories of the year — the structural collapse in Surfside, Florida. 

As the deputy coordinator for Florida's Statewide Emergency Response Plan (SERP), Chief Downey was asked to represent the State Fire Marshal’s Office at the incident to coordinate the state USAR response. Downey offers a unique perspective on the incident, having been so closely involved in the rescue and recovery efforts. 

Read more from Chief Downey: The Surfside condo collapse: An operational play-by-play, from deployment to AAR

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