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 that large quantities of toxic smoke be cleared from the building after each of many successive burning scenarios, and the airboat’s massive fan was perfectly suited to the task.