CAFD receives bulletproof vests


March 1, 2024

Jana Peterson

The Cloquet Area Fire District flag outside Station 1 flies at half-staff last week to honor the first responders killed in Burnsville Feb. 18. The shooting in Burnsville claimed the lives of two police officers and one firefighter/paramedic.

After the Cloquet Area Fire District opened its February meeting with a moment of silence for fallen first responders in Burnsville, CAFD board members unanimously accepted a donation of 12 bulletproof vests from the Dead on Arms shooting range and firearms store.

Assistant fire chief Corey Larson said acquiring the new Safe Life Defense vests fulfills a key objective of a crew safety system. The district has been working with the Cloquet Police Department over the past two years to maximize safety when responding to hostile situations such as active shooter events.

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