Niles Man Rescued From House Firecountyfiretactics December 10, 2013 0
NILES, Ohio – Niles firefighters rescued a man from a burning home on Monday morning.
Investigators say flames broke out in the bedroom of a home on the 400 block of Fenton Street just after 8:00 a.m.
When firefighters arrived on the scene, a man was on the second floor porch.
Crews used a ladder to rescue him.
He and a woman, who escaped the fire, were taken to the hospital for treatment of minor burns and inhaling too much smoke.
Firefighters say their injuries are not life threatening.
Damage is estimated at $13,000.
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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