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Joint Training with Cook Fire Department

The Cook Fire Department (CFD) and the Lake Vermilion Fire Brigade (LVFB) conducted joint training on Monday, June 21st at Pederson’s Landing. The agencies practiced feeding lake water through the Brigade’s fire boat to CFD’s 700-gallon fire engine. This procedure provides an endless supply of water for a structure or wild fire on the lake….

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The Day I Helped Save a Tree

The Day I Helped Save a Tree Well, maybe more than one tree. And probably helped prevent future wildfire and helped prepare a chunk of forest for new growth of trees that could be around for a century or more. For you see I was fortunate to play a small role in a US Forest…

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Online Gift Shop

Fire Brigade merchandise is now available online at http://www.lakevermilionfirebrigade.com/shop/

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ATV Color Run

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Boating Poker FUNdraiser

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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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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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Holiday Inn Fire Simulation

The Lake Vermilion Fire Brigade recently responded to an unusual request for the use of our airboat, which is typically not used during the summer months. The request came from Chief Allen Lewis of the Virginia Fire Department, who was conducting a fire-simulation training event at the vacant Holiday Inn in Eveleth. The event required…

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