GUNFLINT TRAIL VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT
Serving the Gunflint Trail Community since 1992.
The Gunflint Trail is a 58-mile paved road originating in Grand Marais, Minnesota and ending at Gull Lake at the Canadian border. It is the only road access to this major outdoor year-round wilderness recreation area and has been designated as a National Scenic Byway.
The Fire District includes over 700 private and commercial property parcels and is surrounded by the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and Superior National Forest. The main economic activity in this area is the resort and outfitting business, which attracts many overnight tourists throughout the year. Since 1992, the fire department has been responding to structure and wildland fires, medical emergencies, and search and rescue.
Because the GTVFD is the only emergency services department for some distance, the Gunflint Trail is fortunate to have well-trained firefighters, EMR and EMT personnel. Members are continually training as required by state and regulatory authorities. We are always looking for qualified new members so if you are interested in joining, call or email our Fire Chief, Jim Morrison. His information can be found under the CONTACT US link.
Through strong community and various other financial support, the GTVFD now consists of three Fire Halls along the Gunflint Trail. Hall 1 (mid-trail) and Hall 3 (upper trail) both have community centers attached. These community centers can be reserved for community functions. Hall 2 (Gunflint Lake area) accommodates the ambulance. All three halls house various firefighting equipment and vehicles.
To reserve either the A. Paul & Carol Schaap Community Center at Hall 1 or Seagull Lake Community Center at Hall 3, click Reservation Guidelines under Community Centers and review the Process and Policies for reservations and use. To view existing reservations for the centers, click Community Center Calendar under Community Centers.
We invite you to subscribe to our monthly email, "Trail Briefing", containing updates and news of the Gunflint Trail Volunteer Fire Department. Just click on the link E-News and subscribe to our GTVFD news mailing list.
Call 911 for emergency assistance.