Lutsen Fire Department donates old turnout gear to Ukraine and holds fundraiser for new gear

  • Source: WTIP-FM 90.7 Grand Marais
  • Published: 06/19/2024 05:01 PM

PHOTOS: On Friday, June 14, community members gathered on the west end to support the Lutsen Fire Department at the 8th annual Lutsen Block Party. The block party included a fundraiser for new firefighting turnout gear for the Lutsen Volunteer Fire Department. “We’re buying new turnout gear, ten sets of turnout gear. They’re quite expensive. So they thought this would be a good way to help raise those funds,” Lutsen Fire Chief Steve Duclos said. As the fire department prepared to retire the old turnout gear, the volunteer crews decided donating the gear to those in need would be beneficial. After meeting two Ukrainian refugees, the fire department donated eight sets of old turnout gear to Ukraine. In more Lutsen Fire Department news, Duclos said the Lutsen Fire Department recently joined the Tofte Fire Department in handling a fire at Pancore Lake.



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