Emergency Response and District News
A two vehicle MVC on Hwy 61 in Moose Lake on Sunday July 27th left several people injured and drew emergency response resources from throughout the region. Ambulances from the CAFD and Essentia Health- San...dstone and a helicopter from North Memorial responded to assist Mercy Ambulance and Moose Lake Fire and Rescue at the accident.
One patient was airlifted to the Twin Cities and two were seen at Mercy Hospital and then transported to Duluth Trauma Centers.
On July 24, 2014 the CAFD responded to a report of a man with chemical burns at 12 2nd Street in Cloquet. Upon arrival units found a chemical vapor cloud and an individual who had been exposed to chemicals after an uncontrolled chemical reaction had occurred. The individual had started to decontaminate himself and Medic 12 transported the victim to Cloquet Memorial Hospital for further de-con. and treatment.
Chief 1, Battalion 2, and Rescue 1 worked to identify the chemicals and to mitigate the vapor cloud. The flow of all chemicals was stopped and when the reaction stopped, the building was ventilated. There were no other injuries reported and all CAFD units were clear in approximately an hour.
CAFD crews responded to a dump truck rollover on July 10th on Hwy 2 and the Aune Road. The dump truck rolled several times after swerving to miss another vehicle. The driver suffered minor injuries but had to be extricated from the vehicle. CAFD was assised by the East Brevator, Industrial, Grand Lake Fire Departments and the St. Louis County Rescue Squad.