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Elbow Lake Training with Cook Ambulance

This week the LVFB trained with Cook Ambulance Service on Elbow Lake. Brigade I was launched at Burris Landing, and scenarios began at Elbow Lake Lodge. Twenty-four participants, including seven from the LVFB, worked together to respond to both water and land emergencies throughout the day. It was a great day of training with lots…

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Joint Training with CAS

We had a great turnout for our joint training event with Cook Ambulance on June 19th. Sixteen people from the two agencies attended, and the calm, warm evening was appreciated by all.

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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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Norwegian Point Prescribed Fire

On May 17th and 18th, Brigade operators joined US Forest Service personnel for a prescribed fire on Norwegian Point.¬† The purpose of the burn was to reduce fuel loading and the potential for future wildfires. Heavy fuel loading from dead and live balsam trees was burned. The LVFB was hired to provide equipment and personnel…

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A Squealin’ Good Time for All Ages!

Join us for our Memorial Weekend Pig Roast, this Saturday at LVFB Hall! There will be a bouncy house for the kids, live music by the Beefeater Brothers, live and silent auctions, and much more! Soft drinks, wine, and beer will be offered for purchase, and to-go meals will be available! We hope to see…

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911 Signs Available for Pick-Up

911 signs for lake residents will be available for pick-up at our Memorial Day Weekend pig roast. Click here to see if there’s a sign waiting for you.    

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Airboat Training with Cook EMS and Fire

A joint training session was held last weekend for Brigade airboat operators and Cook EMS and Fire. Boat operators practiced unloading the airboat from its trailer and operating the boat on snow and ice. Cook Fire joined operators on the boat to practice drilling through the ice and pumping water through the portable pump, and…

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Elbow Lake Training

The recently LVFB, along with Cook EMS and St. Louis County Dispatch, took part in a day of inter-agency training at Elbow Lake. Training included three scenarios throughout the lake and surrounding area, including a heart event, an unmanned boat circling a dummy, and a broken femur a mile into the woods. Event participants trained…

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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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