The CAFD received a call for assistance at 22:07 on July 12, 2016 near Hwy 33 and Selmser Avenue for a victim stuck in a tree for several hours. The parrot, and longtime companion of a local man for over 20 years, was stuck approximately 30 feet in a tree. While the CAFD does not routinely conduct animal rescues, this time of request turns out to be more that described, so the on-duty Station 1 Captain responded non-emergency to investigate. Upon arrival the CAFD found several dozen bystanders and a Good Samaritan attempting a rescue far enough up in the tree that they were no longer safe. To eliminate the public safety hazard and mitigate the incident, Tower 1 arrived on scene and CAFD staff safely retrieved the parrot. Staff ensured that remaining mammals safely exited the tree and bystanders disbursed. Cloquet PD assisted with traffic control, there were no injuries, and the parrot was safely reunited with its owner.
Emergency Response and District News
Today CAFD crews packaged a worker who had a medical issue for removal from a roof in Cloquet. Power lines and large trees limited the options for removal so the patient was placed in a Stokes basket and lowered with a system of ladders.
The Cloquet Area Fire District will be participating in Cloquet's 4th of July fesivities!!
We will be having an Open House at Station 1 (508 Cloquet Avenue) right after the parade.
Stop by for FREE root beer floats, tours of the rigs and more!!