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 trainer, paramedic, and fire chief from Mt. Iron. With Jim’s guidance, volunteers practiced with different rescue/survival suits, approaching a victim in the water, applying a C-collar, and boarding a victim. The operators also practiced using our new firefighting nozzle that shoots more than 200 feet!