OLATHE, Kan. — Firefighters rescued a woman after a fire swept through her home in the 2000 block of East Mohawk in Olathe, Kan. The 911 call came in just before 7 Friday morning with news that two people were trapped inside.
A man and the family dog were outside when crews arrived, but the woman was trapped on the first floor.
“Thankful the firefighters were able to grab her pull her out of there,” Public Information Officer, Mike Hall, said. “Everybody is doing okay right now.”
Hall said they were both “very lucky.”
“This is a great reminder, everybody go home test your smoke alarms by simply pressing the test button,” he said.
Investigators are checking out the cause of the fire, which caused significant damage to the home. The Red Cross is helping the couple figure out what their next step will be since the home was heavily damaged.
Firefighters responded to a two-alarm house fire Friday morning in the 2000 block of East Mohawk Drive in Olathe, Kan.
Police dispatch said everyone is out of the house. Firefighters rescued one woman from the burning home. No word on 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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