Lake Vermilion Fire Brigade: Dedicated to Fire, Search & Rescue and Medical Support
The Brigade is dedicated to fire, search and rescue and emergency medical situations. It is operated by volunteers and managed under the governance of a Board of Directors who are made up of residents from the Lake Vermilion and Cook area.
It is supported by personnel from the Cook Volunteer Fire Department, Cook Area Ambulance Service, Beatty Township, U.S. Forest Service, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, St. Louis County Sheriff’s Department, Lake Vermilion Resort Association, and Lake Vermilion Sportsman’s Club. Individuals from these agencies and organizations serve as advisors.
This week the LVFB trained with Cook Ambulance Service on Elbow Lake. Brigade I was launched at Burris Landing, and scenarios began at Elbow Lake Lodge. Twenty-four participants, including seven from the LVFB, worked together to respond to both water and land emergencies throughout the day. It was a great day of training with lots…Read More »
We had a great turnout for our joint training event with Cook Ambulance on June 19th. Sixteen people from the two agencies attended, and the calm, warm evening was appreciated by all.Read More »
Brigade boat operators and EMS volunteers trained in cold-water rescue with Jim Theodore (EMT-P and fire fighter) of Hoyt Lakes.Read More »