A North Platte resident sustained serious injuries in a house fire Tuesday morning.
According to North Platte Fire Department Battalion Chief, Trent Kleinow, firefighters were dispatched to the fire at 313 West D Street at around 10:32 a.m.
Kleinow said that, upon arrival, the house was completely filled with smoke.
Firefighters made entrance into the home, where they found a male victim. Kleinow said the victim had no pulse and was not breathing when he was pulled from the residence at 10:36 a.m.
CPR was immediately initiated, and Kleinow said the victim was breathing and had a pulse when he was transported to Great Plains Regional Medical Center. At last report, the victim remained in critical condition and had been flown by helicopter to a burn center in Lincoln.
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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