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Emergency Services

Arrowhead Animal Rescue

P.O. Box 1274
Grand Marais, MN 55604
Telephone: 218-370-0781
E-mail: [email protected]
Contact Person: Bev Green
Call Gay 218-387-1781 or Bev 218-370-0781
AAR Advocates for lost and abandoned cats, dogs, and other domestic pets in Cook County by providing shelter, food, medical attention and emotional comfort with a goal of locating permanent caring homes for each animal. Advocates for spay/neuter programs and for public education on all aspects of responsible pet ownership.

Colvill Fire Department

3153 E. Hwy. 61
Grand Marais, MN 55604
Telephone: 218-387-9404
E-mail: [email protected]
Contact Person: Paul McFarlane
Open Sun. Noon – 4 p.m.
Full service fire suppression, vehicle rescue, and medical first response department.

Cook County CERT (Community Emergency Response Training)

143 Gunflint Trail
Grand Marais, MN 55604
Telephone: 218-387-3059
E-mail: [email protected]
Contact Person: Jim Wiinanen
CERT (Community Emergency Response Training) is a training program that prepares you to help yourself, your family and your neighbors in the event of a disaster.  CERT members help others until trained emergency personnel arrive.  CERT members can also provide critical support functions for emergency service personnel during complex incidents.

Cook County Firewise


411 West 2nd Street
Grand Marais, MN 55604
Telephone: 218-387-3642
E-mail: [email protected]
www.boreal.org/fireinfo
Contact Person: Angie Cook
Firewise is a national program, adopted by Minnesota and Cook County, which addresses the risks of homes to wildfire in the wildland/urban interface (where human development meets the fire-prone forests and fields). Firewise can help you minimize the risks of damage or destruction from a wildfire.

Cook County Food Shelf

P. O. Box 95
Grand Marais, MN 55604
(First Congregational Church (lower level), 2nd Ave. W. & 3rd St, Grand Marais, MN – enter on 2nd Ave. W.)
Telephone: 218-387-1767
E-mail: [email protected]
Contact Person: Steve Deschene
Every Mon. from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. and the first Wed. of the month from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
The Cook County Food Shelf exists to supply an emergency 3-day supply of food once a month for families who would otherwise go hungry because of financial crisis.  The source of food is the donations of your neighbors.  Some income guidelines for USDA supplied food.  Minimal paperwork.

Cook County Search and Rescue

143 Gunflint Trail
Grand Marais, MN 55604
Telephone: 218-387-3030
E-mail: [email protected]
Contact Person: Sheriff Mark Falk
At the direction of the sheriff, Cook County Search and Rescue assists in meeting the civil statutory obligations of the office, principally in the areas of S&R/recovery and evacuation; assists Cook County in the execution of its emergency operations plan; assists other emergency response agencies as directed by the sheriff.

Gunflint Trail Volunteer Fire Department

189 Sag Lake Trail
Grand Marais, MN 55604
Telephone: 218-370-9505
E-mail: [email protected]
www.gunflint911.org
Contact Person: Jayne Johnson
GTVFD is a full-service completely volunteer agency that responds to medical emergencies, structure fires, and wildland fires. There are 34 members in the GTVFD: 15 firefighters, 7 EMS technicians, and 9 with both firefighter and EMS qualifications. We maintain three fire halls to cover the almost 200-square-mile service district.

Hovland Area Volunteer Fire Department

P.O. Box 268  /  5059 E. Hwy 61
Hovland, MN 55606
Telephone: 218-475-2515
E-mail: [email protected]
Contact Person: Shawn Perich
The Hovland Area Volunteer Fire Department will safely provide fire and medical first response service for the Hovland Area Fire District and provide mutual aid to neighboring departments and agencies.  We also provide safety for our volunteers and those who assist us on the roadside scenes through our S.T.O.P program.

Lutsen Fire Department

PO Box 151
Lutsen, MN 55612
Telephone: 218-663-7501
E-mail: [email protected]
Contact Person: Paul Goettl

Maple Hill Community Fire Department

53 Devil Track Road
Grand Marais, MN 55604
Telephone: 218-387-1530
E-mail: [email protected]
Contact Person: Ed Hedstrom, chief
The Maple Hill Community Fire Department has fire supression responsibilities for all structures within an area of 146 square miles north of Grand Marais that includes Maple Hill, Devil Track Lake and the Cook County Airport. The department is manned by volunteer firefighters, first responders and administrative personnel.