They know how she got there, but they’re not sure why.
An Orange County, Calif., woman was rescued by firefighters after getting stuck between buildings in Santa Ana on Monday night. Officials told KTLA that the 28-year-old woman, who was not identified, had been jumping between a vacant supermarket and a strip mall, and had fallen into a 18-inch wide gap between the buildings.
She initially got stuck about 5 feet off the ground, but managed to shimmy down, the station reported. She was unable to escape due to columns blocking her way.
The Orange County Fire Authority’s Urban Search and Rescue team Capt. Steve Concialdi told the L.A. Times that 30 firefighters participated in the rescue operation, in which the woman was put in a harness and lifted out.
It is unclear why she had been jumping between buildings in the first place. She was trapped for about an hour and a half and was treated for minor injuries including cuts and bruises.
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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