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.

Helipad Construction at LVFB Hall

With the support of our community and other local emergency resource agencies, the Lake Vermilion Fire Brigade has constructed a helipad with lighted windsock at LVFB Hall on Oak Narrows Road. The Brigade can now help expedite medical “hand-offs” in our rural area by providing a helicopter landing site. The helipad will be completed this…

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Cold-Water Training

Brigade volunteers trained with a local paramedic on cold-water and hypothermia rescue, including the use of our new vacuum splint. Thanks to all who participated!

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Memorial Weekend Pig Roast

A Squealin’ Good Time for All Ages! Adult Dinner: $20Kid’s Dinner (10 and under): $5Soft Drinks, Wine, and Beer For Sale!To-Go Meals Available Lake Vermilion Fire Brigade Hall: 8025 Oak Narrows Road, Cook, MN 55723 Silent Auction Items:Guided Fishing Trip Golf for 4 at Fortune Bay with Cart RentalCook Hospital Year Gym MembershipTwo-Night Group or…

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