Quarterly Training and Business Meetings

SC State Firefighters’ Association
Quarterly Training & Business Meeting 

October 28, 2020

10:00 am-12:00 pm
SC State Fire Academy

141 Monticello Trail, Columbia, SC 20203

Free Registration is required. Complete the form below. 

Guest Speaker 

It’s Worth the Risk

Battalion Chief Curt Isakson (Escambia County Fire Rescue, Florida) 

Battalion Chief Curt Isakson will share his program, Its Worth the Risk. He was the keynote speaker at Fire House Expo in 2019 in Nashville, Tn. 

Joe Vince with Firehouse.com wrote the following concerning Chief Isakson’s presentation: “When it comes to fire call tactics, Curt Isakson will tell you that being aggressive isn’t an approach that should be overlooked or even frowned upon. “When smoke detectors fail, we cannot fail, we shall show up, we must be aggressive,” the Escambia County, FL, Fire Rescue battalion chief said during his keynote address for Firehouse Expo 2019 in Nashville, TN. “And aggressive, too, should not be a debatable term. It should not be a controversial term.”

A 30-year fire service veteran and second-generation firefighter, Isakson emphasized the obligation firefighters have to the civilians and property they protect. And that means putting themselves at risk when tackling dangerous incidents.

“It’s worth the risk is what we’re founded on. It’s what people expect,” he said. Calls involving risk shouldn’t involve risky behavior that needlessly endangers firefighter lives, however. That’s what makes training so essential, according to Isakson. Isakson stressed the importance of remembering firefighting basics when responding to calls. Those tactics form the foundation of a good firefighter’s ability to navigate incidents, while the incidents themselves can provide firefighters with life-saving knowledge.

Isakson has worked at Escambia County Fire Rescue for 19 years. Before that, he was a member of the Pensacola Fire Department and Gulf Breeze’s Midway Fire Protection District

Click HERE to learn more about County Fire Tactics and our guest speaker. 


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