Marion County Fire Rescue based around Ocala, FL was dispatched to a structure fire with entrapment in Oak Run subdivision off of SW HWY 200 at 0258 hours. The caller and resident of the single story residential structure advised her garage was on fire, the house was filling with smoke, and that she and her son could not get her husband out, who is mobility impaired. Crews arrived on scene by 0306 and found a single story residential structure with a fully involved vehicle and attached garage on fire, spreading through the attic, and charging the home with smoke. First arriving engine and truck company made an attack and knockdown of the fire while locating and extricating the victim from the structure at 0309, who was evaluated and later refused transport to the hospital. The victim’s wife and son were able to escape the house under their own power and were not injured.
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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