The mission of the Fire Smoke Coalition is to focus the required attention and resources on 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 Coalition is comprised of firefighters and the medical community – all who embrace the challenge of teaching firefighters how to stay alive – and prevent the disease, illness and death associated with today’s deadly fire smoke.
How can you become involved?
There are many opportunities to become involved. As a department, you can share progressive SOG's with other departments, share progress or challenges. The Coalition shares all of the information you provide with other departments that may be struggling through creating new protocols or policies. The Coalition has also responded as an advocate for many firefighters who have experienced inhalation injuries that have been disabled.
Most important, you can take the resources from the site and train your department. The objective is to foster policies that support firefighter longevity. Change does not have to be an elaborate process. Sometimes it is just realizing you already have the tools necessary to effect change without budget impact.
Whether its sharing information, providing tools or advocacy, the Fire Smoke Coalition supports all first responders.
What can you do?
This web site will give you the opportunity to learn how and why changes are so critical to firefighters' lives and health. If your department has made changes relative to air management, PPE, atmospheric monitoring and/or rehab, please share those changes with the Coalition. Please email or call with resources you or your department can share with others or need from the Fire Smoke Coalition.