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.

An Update on Funds Raised for Cook Flood Relief

A heartfelt thank you to everyone who attended and supported the pork roast on Saturday evening at LVFB Hall. We’re thrilled to announce that you raised $15,000 for the flood relief effort in Cook, with donations still coming in. The funds have been donated to the Cook Lions Club and Cook Fire Relief Association, who…

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Free Community Dinner to Support Flood Relief

In response to the devastating flooding our community is facing, our pork roast fundraiser, planned for Saturday, June 22nd at LVFB Hall, will instead be a free community dinner for our friends and neighbors. While the nature of the event has changed, the mission to support our community remains the same. Monetary donations originally intended…

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Monthly Training

Volunteers with the Lake Vermilion Fire Brigade participate in monthly training to better prepare us to respond to fire, medical, and search-and-rescue emergencies in our community. This month’s training focused on cold-water rescue and was led by Jon Olson from MN North College. In recent months, the Brigade has also trained with Jim Theodore, EMS…

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