In this episode we are taking the RAM XD INSIDE and operating it off of a standpipe for situations where greater volumes of water, and increased reach and penetration are needed.
INSTRUCTOR PROFILE - Curt Isakson
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 on Pensacola Beach.
He is a Florida certified Fire Officer, Fire Instructor, Arson Investigator, and Urban Search & Rescue.
The automatic nozzle is designed to always give you a good looking stream over a variable flow based on the pressure provided to the nozzle.
An often debated topic within the engine company discipline is which is better, the 7/8” or 15/16” size smooth bore? Both are good tips that meet and exceed the interior fire attack standard.
In 2000 at his FDIC keynote address, the late Andrew Fredericks stated “Even in the high-tech battlefield of today, it is the soldier with the rifle who still makes the difference in wartime.