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Dedicated to Protect, Serve, and Educate

Your Safety. Our Priority. 

Cloquet Area Fire Department

Our Mission

The Cloquet Area Fire District is dedicated to protecting the people and property within our service area.  Our commitment is to provide innovative response and community risk reduction that will positively impact the health, safety, and wellness of those we serve.

Our Vision

The members of the Cloquet Area Fire District, through our commitment to excellence in the provision of regional service, will continuously strive to be the model of a successful fire & ambulance district.

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Our Services

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Fire Suppression


Our highly trained firefighters are equipped with state-of-the-art gear and equipment to swiftly respond to fires of any scale, whether residential, commercial, or industrial.

Emergency Medical Services


Our EMS team is ready 24/7 to provide critical medical care in emergencies. From the first response to advanced life support ambulance transport, we ensure timely and compassionate care to those in need.

Rescue Operations


We specialize in various rescue operations, including vehicle extrication, water rescues, and confined space and high angle rescues. Our skilled personnel undergo extensive training to handle diverse rescue scenarios efficiently.

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Fire Prevention and Education


Prevention is key to minimizing risks and ensuring community safety. We offer educational programs, fire safety inspections, and resources to promote fire awareness and preparedness among residents, schools, and businesses.

Community Outreach


We actively engage with the community through events, workshops, and demonstrations to foster strong relationships and enhance public safety awareness. We believe that collaboration and partnership are essential for building a resilient community.

Jesse Buhs Fire Chief Cloquet Area Fire Department

Jesse Buhs

Fire Chief

Cloquet Area Fire District

Community members, staff, and visitors

Welcome to the Cloquet Area Fire District’s website! I am honored to have the opportunity to serve as your Fire Chief and to lead this exceptional team of dedicated professionals. This website serves as a hub of information, resources, and updates for the communities we proudly serve.


The Cloquet Area Fire District (CAFD) is committed to delivering the highest standard of emergency ambulance, firefighting, and rescue response and risk reduction services to our region. It is our duty to protect lives, properties, and the environment, and we take this responsibility seriously. Our dedicated firefighter paramedics, emergency medical technicians, and emergency medical responders, along with our support staff work tirelessly, often putting their own lives at risk, to ensure the safety and well-being of our residents.


For the CAFD community, this website offers a window into our fire district and its operations. We believe in open and transparent communication, and we want our residents to have access to important information about our fire district, fire safety, prevention tips, and emergency preparedness. We will consistently update our website with information about CAFD’s business, learning opportunities, and helpful resources to assist you in protecting your loved ones and preventing fires or other emergencies.


As Fire Chief, my vision for our department is to be a trusted partner within our community. We aim to not only respond promptly to medical, fire, and rescue emergencies but also to actively engage with our residents through various community outreach programs and events. It is through this collaboration that we can build strong relationships, foster trust, and work together to create a safer and more resilient community.


I would like to take this opportunity to express my profound gratitude to the dedicated men and women of the Cloquet Area Fire District. Your unwavering commitment, bravery, and professionalism are an inspiration to us all. As your Fire Chief, I am honored to be leading such an exceptional team, and I am committed to providing you with the support and resources necessary for success.


I encourage you to explore our website and familiarize yourself with the various services and resources we proudly provide. If you have any suggestions or feedback, please do not hesitate to reach out. Together, let us continue to uphold the proud tradition of service and excellence that defines Cloquet Area Fire District!

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Cloquet Area Fire District

At Cloquet Area Fire District, your safety is our priority. Trust us to be there when you need us most.

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For non-emergency inquiries or to learn more about our services, you can contact us at:

(218) 499-4258

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