Boise firefighters rescued an unconscious woman from inside a bedroom in a burning duplex early Monday.
The two-alarm fire at a residence in the 4500 block of Collister Street was reported at 12:46 a.m. Crews from the department’s Collister and Glenwood stations responded to the initial alarms, with other crews also assisting.
Firefighters arrived to find the front of one of the units engulfed in flames, Battalion Chief Steve Rasulo said. Two of the three residents got themselves out, while firefighters entered through a bedroom window to rescue the woman.
The three residents, all adults, were taken to Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center for treatment. No details were available Monday morning on their conditions.
The second duplex unit sustained only minor smoke damage, Rasulo said. Neither of the two people who lived there were injured, he said.
The attack crews remained on the scene until about 3:30 a.m. Other firefighters remained through the night to prevent flareups.
The cause of the fire has not yet been determined, Rasulo said. Investigators returned after daybreak Monday to search for clues.
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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