Curt Isakson, Professional Speaker, Motivator, Educator, Consultant

Curt “Ike” Isakson is a 30+ year veteran of the fire service, with experience working in volunteer, career, and combination departments in urban, suburban, rural, and countywide settings. He is currently a Battalion Chief for Escambia County Fire Rescue in Florida where he has worked for the last 21 years.

Before his time with Escambia, Curt was a Company Officer with the Pensacola Fire Department assigned to Heavy Rescue 31 for 9 years. His fire service experience started at a young age as a Junior Firefighter with the Midway Fire Protection District and rose through the ranks to Captain.

Chief Isakson’s Podcasts & Webcasts

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Lecture Series

Curt has created these programs for delivery at your next conference, seminar, symposium, or as an in-house speaker at your fire rescue agency.

  • Gallons Per Second – Part 1
  • Gallons Per Second – Part 2
  • Death On the Nozzle
  • Water On the Fire
  • Big Fire, Big Water
  • Tactics Put Out Fire
  • It’s Worth the Risk
  • Mastering Our Craft
  • Command and Control
  • Leadership & Tactics – 2 Day
  • County Fire Tactics -“Strategy & Tactics”
  • Garden Apartments & Private Dwellings
  • Heavy Rescue Operations
  • ** NEW ** People Before Water

Conference Series

Curt identified the need for a series of specialty interest fire conferences. This spawned the development of County Fire Tactics, also known as CF Tactics and CFT. Pensacola Beach Florida now serves as the backdrop for these events held annually in the months of January, February, May, August, and December.

National & Regional Lecture, Hands-on Instruction, Consulting

Curt has served the organizations below as a speaker, presenter, instructor, or consultant.

  • FDIC Lecturer
  • FDIC HOT Instructor
  • Firehouse Expo Keynote
  • Firehouse Expo
  • Firehouse World
  • Brass Tacks Hard Facts Video
  • FOOLS International Convention
  • Portland Fire Conference
  • Orlando Fire Conference
  • Bowling Green State University
  • Metro Atlanta Fire Conference
  • Wichita Fire Conference
  • UL Coordinated Fire Attack Panel Member
  • University of Missouri State Fire School
  • CFT Fire School
  • Managed Monthly Topic Training for multiple (automatic aid) departments for seven (7) years


Firehouse Expo 2019 Opening Ceremony Keynote Speaker


Published Articles in Firehouse Magazine

Featured Articles on County Fire Tactics

Contact CF Tactics

For more information about booking Chief Isakson, or CF Tactics programs, please contact Curt Isakson or Jessica Isakson with the information listed below.