Firefighters rescued two women early Saturday morning as flames gutted the three-story house where they rented apartments. Firefighters rushed over to find “the whole front of the house burning,” said Fire Chief Michael Grant. “It was extending up the internal stairwell. It was cutting off the means of egress for the persons on the second and third floor.”
One woman stood trapped at a second-floor window. Another woman stood trapped on the rear third-floor porch.
Firefighters raised their ladders, climbed up and brought the women down to safety.
Three first-floor tenants got out on their own.
Brothers & sisters never neglect good solid ground ladder training, it pays off!
Curt Isakson is a 35 year veteran of the fire service. Curt is currently a Battalion Chief for Escambia County Fire Rescue. Previously worked 9 years with the Pensacola Fire Department where he was assigned as the Company Officer on Rescue 31. Curt’s fire service experiences started at a young age as a Junior firefighter with the Midway Fire Protection District and rose through the ranks to Captain. He has worked in volunteer, career, and combination departments.
Curt has held all ranks up to Battalion Chief and been assigned to operations, training, inspections, and was Chief of Special Operations for 7 years. Curt owns and operates County Fire Tactics that covers a very diverse range of fire service topics, as well as Firefighter Rescues, a site that documents rescues made by firefighters around the country.
He has annual contracts with numerous departments to provide standardized monthly training for these departments that respond daily together under an automatic aid agreement. Curt teaches nationally to include; FDIC, Firehouse Expo, Firehouse World, Orlando Fire Conference, Atlanta Fire Conference, Bowling Green State University, and owns/operates the annual HROC, COBC, WOTF, CFT ODP on Pensacola Beach. He is a Florida Certified Fire Officer, Instructor, Inspector, Arson, and FLUSAR.
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Ground Ladders have been a huge help in a large number of documented Rescues this summer. Take this as a motivation to confirm you and your company are ready for a GL Rescue. When is the last time you raised a 35′ GL or even a 28′ GL? Are the Halyards ready for the significant load that will be placed on them when you shock load them as you prepare for the raise of a Lifetime. How often does your company take all GL off the rig and wash them? Do you train on FULL EXTENSION and splicing? Detroit has made some phenomenal rescues by splicing.
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