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.

Joint Training with CAS

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.

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Cold-Water Rescue Training

Brigade boat operators and EMS volunteers trained in cold-water rescue with Jim Theodore (EMT-P and fire fighter) of Hoyt Lakes.

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Norwegian Point Prescribed Fire

On May 17th and 18th, Brigade operators joined US Forest Service personnel for a prescribed fire on Norwegian Point.¬† The purpose of the burn was to reduce fuel loading and the potential for future wildfires. Heavy fuel loading from dead and live balsam trees was burned. The LVFB was hired to provide equipment and personnel…

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