The Mission

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.

Meet the Instructors

The instructors are known for their on-site training program entitled "Know Your Smoke:  The Dangers of Fire Smoke Exposure" - a training program  in great demand.  The training has proven to change firefighter behavior and created enough awareness that departments changed firefighter behavior and department SOPs throughout the United States, Canada, England, Ireland,  Australia and New Zealand.


Robert Marschall is currently the Training Officer at Hillsborough County Fire Rescue (Tampa, FL) for the past 22 years.  Prior to working with Hillsborough Fire Rescue, Robert was the Training Officer for Broward EMS.  He sits on the Affiliate Faculty ACLS, BLS and PALS, is a member of the ITLS State Committee and an Advanced Haz-Mat Life Support Instructor.  Robert has also been an integral team member for implementing the usage of Hydroxocobalamin throughout the State of Florida.

Jason Krusen is the Assistant Chief of Special Operations for the Charleston Fire Departent in South Carolina.  With over 25 years of experience, Jason has an Associate’s Degree in Fire Service Administration. Jason is a Planning Manager with State Urban Search and Rescue Team, SC-TF1, the Team Coordinator for the Department’s Type II Collapse Search & Rescue Regional Team and the WMD/Haz-Mat Response Team for Columbia.  Jason is also the Project Manager and Instructor for E-Med Training Services, LLC in Columbia, SC.

Cameron Bucek is the Fire/EMS Clinical Educator for the Masimo Corporation. He has over 22 years of fire rescue experience. He also is a Fire/EMS instructor for Palm Beach State College and an adjunct faculty member for the National Fire Academy’s Hazardous Materials, EMS, and injury prevention courses. He has an Associate’s Degree in EMS Management, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Fire Science.