On January 6th, Glasgow firefighters responded to a unknown type of fire. 911 stated that caller said there was a fire and lost connection.
Glasgow Engine companies 1 and 3 along with Ladder 2 responded. Engine 3 was first due and reported a working fire. The lieutenant, upon exiting the engine noticed a knocking coming from the front window. He went to the front door along with 2 firefighters from his engine company, and made entry thru the front door that was blocked from the inside by furniture.The lieutenant grabbed the 95 year old female from the residence and handed her off to the sergeant on the engine company.
She was taken to a neighboring home to be assessed until EMS arrived. Engine 3’s crew then began fire attack inside the kitchen area of the home. The female was taken to the local hospital with no apparent life threatening injuries.
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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