RescueAir to Partner with Fire Smoke Coalition On “Know Your Smoke” Training

RescueAir Systems, the industry leader in firefighter air replenishment systems (FARS) technology, is partnering with the Fire Smoke Coalition to present three one-day training sessions, “Know Your Smoke: The Dangers of Fire Smoke.” These events are free to firefighters and EMS personnel

Fire Smoke Coalition (FSC), a division of the Cyanide Poisoning Treatment Coalition, is a non-profit organization focused on bringing attention and resources to the deadly and life-long consequences of breathing fire smoke by teaching firefighters and first responders how to prevent, protect, detect, diagnose and appropriately treat the exposure if it occurs.  The FSC is comprised of firefighters and members of the medical community, all of whom embrace the challenge of teaching firefighters how to stay alive and prevent the disease, illness and death associated with today’s deadly fire smoke.

“We couldn’t be more proud of our association with the Fire Smoke Coalition and the great work they are doing to improve the safety of firefighters and other first responders,” said Anthony J. Turiello, President and CEO of RescueAir. “We are in the business of saving lives, and we want to support the efforts of the FSC and others who share our vision for a safer work environment for our first responders.”

Jason Krusen, president of the FSC board and special operations chief for the Columbia (SC) Fire Department, will lead the sessions.

“We’re very exited to have RescueAir on board as a partner this year,” said FSC Executive Director Shawn Longerich. “Their technology is focused on air management and supply, which are important tools in preventing exposure to fire smoke and keeping firefighters safer on the job. Our missions could not be more aligned.”

The RescueAir-sponsored events are scheduled for April 18, 2015 in Indianapolis, IN, May 15, 2015 at the Illinois Fire Services Institute and December 5, 2015 in Glendale, AZ. Additional events are scheduled through out the year and across the country. For more information, or to sign up, please visit the FSC, or call them at (317) 690-2542.

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