The CAFD’s new Mobile Live Fire Training Trailer was highlighted at the State of Minnesota Fire Safety Educators Professional Development Conference in St. Cloud, Mn during the last weekend in January. The trailer, along with members of the CAFD Training Division, spent three days attending training sessions and conducting classes in the trailer.
The CAFD Mobile Live Fire Training Trailer is a 53’, 2-story propane powered live burn simulator. The interior of the trailer is outfitted with multiple burn props, reconfigurable walls and doors, forcible entry/ventilation simulators and firefighter self rescue props. The unit is completely self contained and is capable of training firefighters in both basic and advanced evolutions.
The trailer was delivered in the Fall of 2011, and is valued at over $350,000. The state-of-the art trailer and was purchased through a Federal Assistance to Firefighters Grant. The tow vehicle was obtained through the Federal Excess Property Program.
The CAFD has initiated a presence on Facebook. Please click the “Like” link on right side of the page (just above the Fire Chief) to follow us.
While as of today content is minimal, we will be developing a larger Facebook presence throughout 2012. We look forward to interacting with our residents through this media and providing you up to date information on District activities.
Once again this year, CAFD IAFF Local 880 firefighters have shown support for the community by participating in both the Salvation Army gift exchange and adopting three families in need. Utilizing Union funds and donations from community businesses, firefighters purchased 20 gifts for the the exchange and numerous presents for the three families. This is a yearly program started back in 1998 by IAFF Local 880 and continues to get stronger and bigger each year.
The CAFD and IAFF Local 880 would like to express their sincere gratitude to the following Cloquet Area businessess who donated; McDonalds, Arby's, B&B Market, Super One Foods, Community Printing, Premiere Theaters and especially L&M Supply where all gifts were purchased under a 10% discount and $50.00 deduction from the total price.
The gifts were wrapped by firefighters, firefighters wives and children during a pizza and lasagna night held at Station 1.