District News

Enbridge Grant - 2012The District was the recipient of a $1000 Enbridge Safe Community Grant for 2012. The grant, written by FEO Brian Roth, will be used to maintain and upgrade the District’s air monitoring capabilities.

The District currently operates OSHA 4 gas air monitors at all three stations and have dedicated units for the Technical Rescue Team. Ongoing maintenance and calibration is required to keep all monitors in compliance and a docking station was purchased through a previous joint effort with Enbridge Energy.

The current grant will be used to purchase calibration gasses and a new cyanide detector for use on fire scenes. Cyanide has been identified as a leading contributor to fire scene death and injury.  Enbridge Safety, Training & Compliance Coordinator, Randy Wilberg presented the check to Battalion Chief Steve Kolodge at Station 1

Grand Marais Training 042812The CAFD participated in the Cook County Emergency Services Conference held in Grand Marais on April 27 & 28, 2012.  In cooperation with Mesabi Community College, CAFD instructors and the CAFD’s Mobile Live Fire Trainer (MLFT) provided training in vehicle extrication and interior fire suppression during the two day conference.

GM TrainingDepartments from all along the North Shore of Lake Superior conducted operations in the District’s MFLT including Finland, Schroeder, Tofte, Lutsen, Grand Marais, Gunflint, and Thunder Bay, Canada.  In addition to the classes provided by the CAFD, the conference offered sessions on Incident Command, Advanced ATV Training for Emergency Responders, Homeland Security Threat Assessment, and the Allied Radio Matrix for Emergency Responders

Expo WinnerDelores Karulak of Cloquet was the winner for the drawing of a fire extinguisher at the Cloquet Area Fire District booth at the Cloquet Home Show on March 30th-31st. Lt. Buhs from St. 3 explains to Delores how to properly use and store the fire extinguisher which was donated for the drawing by Northland Fire and Safety. Delores was very excited about the win!

Monday, July 25, 2016

District Fire Chief

Kevin M. Schroeder