About countyfiretactics

Curt Isakson joined the Fire Service in 1988 with the Midway Fire District. He was a Lt. Fire Inspector with the Mary Esther F.D. and also was a Firefighter/Lt. for nine years with the Pensacola Fire Dept. Curt joined the Newly formed Escambia County Fire Rescue in March of 2000 as the first Training Officer. He was promoted to Battalion Chief in January of 2004 were he is currently the Chief of Special Operations and Charlie Watch. Curt teaches on the national level at FDIC as Hot Instructor/Classroom Workshop Speaker. Curt has been a part of the Training Division for Three Different Fire Departments with three different disciplines. Curt also provides monthly contract training to multiple departments and owns Suburban Fire Training LLC.

Command Officer Boot Camp 2018

May 15-17, 2018 on Pensacola Beach will be the annual COBC with Speakers like Chiefs Salka, Viscuso, Terpak, Wesseldine, Isakson, and Lt. Ray McCormack. We have over 60 wives registered for the spouse registration and look forward to another great year covering Leadership & Tactics to include relationships in the fire service. More info at link below. Time is running out to register so we can have your name tag ready when you arrive. Still have rooms at the Pensacola Beach Hampton Inn for $139 a night with FREE BREAKFAST. (850) 932-6800 code COB or ask for Kelly or Renee. The rate expires this Monday.

Training Opportunities

Link for more info and to register. Also additional classes/conferences that CFT & FTR offer together.


New Pensacola Fire Chief

The Pensacola Fire Departments New Fire Chief Ginny Cranor will do Great Things and has support I have rarely seen. Her humble leadership style will move individuals beyond things they have done before.

The change of commands last night at the Pensacola City council meeting was 2nd to none and the most impressive that I have personally experienced. Im very excited for the Pensacola FD and the area Fire Service. Chief Cranor is a Firefighter and truly supports training and a progressive fire service. If you have attended any CFT Conference you have seen her or even sat next to her in class because she has basically been at all of them trying to pick up anything new that she can. She is a Student of the fire service and believes Tactics Put Out Fires with Quality Leadership backing it up.

Congratulations Chief Cranor from all of us at County Fire Tactics



CFT ODP 2019

CFT ODP 2019 “Spots Going Fast”

Hotel Rooms at Pensacola Beach Hilton for $99 a night for a double.
Chief John Norman to lead the 2019 CFT ODP. All attendees will receive both his books. The Fire Officer Handbook 4th Edition and The Special Operations book. Nearly a $200 value just for the two books . Price is $550 until it’s Sold Out. Still Spots available but going FASTER THAN ANYTHING we’ve done so far.

Fire Training Resources
Training Opportunities

Training Opportunities

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