Fire Captain Stan May said firefighters found four adults, a child and the dog trapped on the balcony of the burning apartment when they were called out around midnight. Crews used a ladder truck to bring the victims down one by one.
They were taken to the hospital to be checked out for smoke inhalation but are expected to be OK.
The fire was mostly contained to the one apartment though others suffered smoke and water damage.
May said they had a little trouble accessing the fire because the buildings are so close together in the complex. He also reminded Tulsans that we spring forward this weekend – and that’s a good time to replace batteries in your smoke detector.
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.