District News

WP_000857The Minnesota State Fire School – Duluth was put on by the Lake Superior College with CAFD as a partner.  The school was hosted at the Black Bear Casino September 29 & 30, 2012, and included firefighters from all over Minnesota.  CAFD staff participated as both Instructors and students during the two day period with over a dozen CAFD members attending classes.  The CAFD Mobile Live Fire Training Trailer and Mobile Training Tower were both on site and utilized by multiple groups.

There are multiple State Fire Schools around the state each year and this was the first held at the Black Bear Casino.

The CAFD Governing board approved a zero percent levy increase for 2013 at their September Meeting.  On September 12, 2012 the CAFD Governing Board adopted a preliminary operating budget, capital improvement plan, and tax levy for 2013.   Due to the increasing savings created by the consolidation of the Cloquet, Perch Lake, and Scanlon Fire Departments, the CAFD was able to maintain the budget and levy at 2012 levels.

A public hearing for the CAFD levy will be held December 13, 2012 at 7:00pm at the CAFD Administrative Offices.

WP_000647The CAFD has taken delivery of a new Medic unit.  Medic 11 is the result of the scheduled replacement of CAFD ambulance fleet.  Medic units have an approximately 15 year life span and are replaced on a rotating schedule.  The new unit is a “Remount” of the current patient compartment onto a new chassis.  The manufacturer completely strips and re-outfits the patient compartment and mounts the “new” unit on a current model chassis.  This process produces a brand new vehicle with a savings of $40,000 over a custom built vehicle .

WP_000645This is the second remount conducted by the CAFD for a total savings to taxpayers of almost $80,000 over the last two units.

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

District Fire Chief

Kevin M. Schroeder