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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Inter-Agency Coordination

Virginia Fire Chief Allen Lewis recently met with Cook VFD Chief Arnie Johnson and Don and Laurie Potter from the Brigade to discuss future coordination between the agencies.

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Let’s Take a Kid Fishing!

The LVFB got to take part in our 8th Let’s Take a Kid Fishing event on Lake Vermilion. Thanks to all who took part!

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Day-Use Sites on Lake Vermilion

The Vermilion Lake Association, US Forest Service, and the Lake Vermilion Fire Brigade joined forces to improve day-use sites on US Forest Service land.  The three agencies have been working together for years to keep these heavily used sites safe and in good condition.    

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ARMER Radio Training for LVFB Volunteers

ARMER, or Allied Radio Matrix for Emergency Response, is the primary, state-wide communication system for public safety agencies in Minnesota. Over 91,000 ARMER radios are registered in the state! LVFB volunteers met this week for continuing training with the system.

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LVFB Trains with Multiple Local Agencies

The Lake Vermilion Fire Brigade was on hand to assist local fire and rescue agencies in retrieving a snowmobile that had broken through the ice in Oak Narrows in February. Our volunteers practiced using the underwater camera, working with a diver, and maintaining a position in a strong wind.

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