Emergency Response and District News Public Blogs

22nd street 1Stations 1, 2 & 3 were paged for a structure fire last Friday afternoon on 22nd street in Cloquet. Upon arrival moderate amounts of light grey smoke was found in the residence and it was determined that food had burned on the stove.

22nd stThe house was ventilated of smoke and the gentleman agreed to let us come back and replace his decades old smoke detectors. None were working when the food had burned. We also outfitted him with a carbon monoxide detector. All the units were given to the CAFD through a grant and installed by the on duty crew. The CAFD would like to remind you "if you cook stay and look." Kitchen fires are the leading cause of fire in both Minnesota and the U.S.

Grease FireCheck out this amazing sequence of photos from the fire safety demonstration held on Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College campus! Cloquet Area Fire District firefighter Wyatt Fall simulates the danger of using water to extinguish a grease fire...a common mistake made in kitchens when a pan is left unattended on a stovetop.

 Students and staff learned and were reminded that the best method to put out a grease fire is to "suffocate" it with another pan or lid. Cooking fires are the number one cause of home fires and home injuries.

See the entire series of incredible pictures on FDLTCC's Facebook page.  Click here

Or visit the CAFD Facebook page.  Click here

Ice rescue 2Firefighters took advantage of the thin ice to practice their ice rescue techniques last Saturday. The CAFD would like to encourage people to stay off the ice until you are certain it can hold the weight of you and your gear or vehicle.

Ice rescue 1

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Bush Fdn. Video

District Fire Chief

Kevin M. Schroeder

Cloquet Weather

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Light Snow
Humidity: 83%
6 mph
Wintry Mix
16 | 18
-8 | -7
AM Ice
11 | 31
-11 | 0