FLINT, MI — Firefighters rescued a 54-year-old man from a burning home early Wednesday morning, according to the battalion chief.
The fire started in the first floor living room area at a home in the 3800 block of Beachwood Avenue near Center Road, said Battalion Chief Darren Clemons. Firefighters made entry to the home and found the man in the basement, he said.
The man was conscious and was taken to the hospital for minor burns and smoke inhalation. He was listed in stable condition, Clemons said.
There was heavy damage to the front of the home, Clemons said. The cause of the fire is unknown.
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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