BEECHVIEW (KDKA) – A family of three had to be rescued from a burning home in Beechview overnight.
The fire started just before midnight at a three-unit apartment building at the intersection of Rockland and Sebring Avenues.
“The first fire company on scene confirmed the fire,” said Assistant Pittsburgh Fire Chief Thomas Cook. “The fire company removed three civilians from the building. All three appeared to be in good condition, and they were transported to the hospital for observation.”
Firefighters were able to rescue a man, a woman and their 7-year-old child. They were taken to UPMC Mercy Hospital and are expected to be okay.
Assistant Chief Cook says the fire started on the back porch, and most of the damage was confined to that area and the rear of the home.
The inside of the home did have smoke and water damage. The people living in the three unit apartment building had to find another place to stay for at least one night.
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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