INDIANAPOLIS – One civilian and two firefighters were injured in a house fire in Wayne Township on Wednesday morning.
Wayne Township Fire was dispatched to a home in the 1100 block of South Tudor Avenue, where heavy fire was reported.
Firefighters said when the call first came out, they could see the fire from their firehouse on West Washington Street.
Capt. Mike Pruitt with Wayne Township said one civilian male was injured in the house, and the home itself is a total loss. The injured civilian had minor injuries and refused medical treatment.
Pruitt said one firefighter had to be rescued when he fell about 20 feet through two floors in the house, but the firefighter was in good condition and was walking at the scene. This firefighter was taken to IU Methodist Hospital to be checked out.
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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