About countyfiretactics

Curt Isakson is a 27 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.

COBC 2020 Registration

Price is going up Wednesday May 29th. Command Officer Boot Camp 2020 will have a lot of the Speakers from 2019, but we will also have Chief John Salka and Chief Viscuso returning. Jessica & Curt will also do a couples track on Making it Work. “The Struggle is Real”.

There will be Tracks for all ranks to include Firefighter to Fire Chief. Don’t Wait! Price will be $550 for Firefighters and $150 Spouse. Currently $250 & $50


CFT ODP January 13-17, 2020 “Chief Terpak”

Chief Terpak and Chief Isakson will teach the Annual CFT ODP at the Hilton on Pensacola Beach. Chief Terpak will teach Monday, Wednesday, & Friday. Chief Isakson will fill in Tuesday and Thursday covering rural, suburban, & county fire tactics. This program will take someone of any rank to a new level in the understanding of Fireground Size Up and Assigning/Deploying the proper tactics based on staffing & Available resources. Time Delayed Tactics will be covered based on the large number of FDs that have limited staffing & resources. This program will also assist those that seek future promotion to any rank. Rooms will start at $85 a night. There are also some three room condo suites available for organizations seeking to send a group. Early Bird Registration will start at $350 with regular pricing at $550 & $650 late Registration. Plan Today!! Registration will open soon.

COBC 2020 Registration Open

For a short time $199 for Early Registration  and $50 Spouse. Will be $550 and $150. Register now while it’s a GREAT DEAL! May 12-14, 2020. Rooms will start at $145 a night on Pensacola Beach.


Chief Salka will be one of our Headliners and so many other Speakers.  We will also have plenty of speakers for the spouses and activities for spouses.

link to register below



COBC Day 3 Class Locations


All Classes Thursday Start at 0830

Wives breakfast @ 0830 in Whitesands Room

Track 1 Chief Terpak Big Ballroom

Promotional Prep Class

Track 2 Todd Edwards Coral Reef Room

Acting & Step Up Officer

Track 3 Shannon Stone

Emerald Coast 2nd Floor Gulfside

Nuggets From The Right Seat

Track 4 Jessica & Curt White Sands Room


Thursday will be the Breakout/Track Selections.