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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Joint Exercise on Drowning

The focus of this exercise was training in search and rescue for a drowning victim.  The operators practiced using the heat-sensing capabilities of the FLIR, as well as retrieving a boarded victim via the landing craft door on Brigade I.

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Lake Vermilion Fire Brigade Hall Grand Opening

Thank you to everyone who came out to help us celebrate the opening of the new Lake Vermilion Fire Brigade Hall! There was a bouncy house and cookie-frosting station for the kids, live and silent auctions for the adults, and a complimentary pulled pork dinner for everyone!  LVFB Hall will house the Brigade’s equipment and…

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26th Annual Lake Vermilion Classic and Antique Boat Show

We were excited to participate in the Classic and Antique Boat Show again this year! It was a great chance for our friends and neighbors to come on board our fire boats Brigade I and Brigade III and learn about our equipment. We’d like to thank the BSLOL Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat…

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