Veteran fire chief and longtime fire service instructor Curt Isakson will deliver the keynote address at Firehouse Expo in October.
Isakson, a 30-year-veteran of the fire service, will speak about the current state of the fire service and what attendees can do to improve it in his presentation, “It’s Worth the Risk.”
Join Isakson at the Firehouse Expo Opening Ceremonies on Thursday, Oct. 10 beginning at 8 a.m. at Nashville's Music City Center.
In his very passionate and in-your-face presentation, Isakson will share why it’s important for the fire service to recapture its primary mission of putting the lives of citizens first, while making firefighters know their lives and property still count.
Isakson’s presentation will set the tone for the three days with more than 80 education sessions, plus visiting vendors in the exhibit hall as he reminds attendees to put themselves out there while understanding that solid training can bring risks to a manageable level on the fireground.
"That training needs to be practical and realistic live fire training to help today's firefighters get the experience that matters," Isakson said. "It’s always been said that you can never train too much for a job that can kill you."
Isakson, a second-generation firefighter, entered the fire service as a junior firefighter with the Midway Fire Protection District in Gulf Breeze, FL. He’s currently a battalion chief for Escambia County, FL, Fire Rescue and also runs the County Fire Tactics website and events.
“Curt is known in fire stations across the country and we’re excited to have Curt take the stage Thursday morning, delivering an important message that sets the tone for this year’s conference” said Firehouse Expo Conference Director Peter Matthews. “When Curt speaks, the fire service listens and he has a unique way to get firefighters fired up while restoring pride in what they do, whether career or volunteer, big city or small town.”
Register for Firehouse Expo today at FirehouseExpo.com.