Man Rescued from Fire in Floridacountyfiretactics January 4, 2014 0
It happened at 11255 Tamiami Trail.
According to officials, fire units from the Punta Gorda Fire Department and Charlotte County Fire Rescue responded to a mobile home fire at 5:32 a.m.
When crews arrived, they found heavy smoke and flames billowing from the front of the home.
During a search of the back of the home, crews found a 62-year-old man unconscious. He was rescued from the home and sent to Tampa General Hospital with life threatening burns.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation by the State Fire Marshal’s office.
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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