ARLINGTON, Va. (WUSA9) — Authorities say a man in his 50’s was walking near the 900 block of N. Wakefield St. in Arlington when he stepped on a grate for a vent shaft and it collapsed. The man fell approximately 15 feet, say authorities.
The incident happened around 10 a.m. Wednesday.
EMS arrived and started treating the man, who was alert and oriented, according to authorities.
The man was then extricated by the Arlington Technical Rescue Team by use of a ladder truck, say authorities. He was transported to a Fairfax emergency room.
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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