Indiana-based Fire Smoke Coalition to raise dangers of fire smoke in the UK

Published:  04 October, 2011

A life-saving training event for firefighters will concentrate on the dangers of HCN and CO exposure – Greater Manchester FRS, 26 October.

This class is provided by the Fire Smoke Coalition located in Indianapolis, Indiana. The course will be taught by leading US experts on HCN and Smoke Toxicology. Topics covered include:

  • – Fire Smoke Toxicity: The Dangers of HCN & CO Exposure
  • – Atmospheric Monitoring for HCN/CO: Tactical approach for every fire scene
  • – Dangers of Hydrogen Cyanide Exposure: Can it be treated?


Chief Rob Schnepp has over 20 years of fire service experience, currently serving as the Chief of Special Operations for the Alameda County (CA) Fire Department. He is a member of the NFPA Technical Committee on Hazardous Materials Response Personnel. He is a member of the task group charged with revising NFPA 473 Standard for Competencies for EMS Personnel Responding to Hazardous Materials. A published author on several fire service topics, his works include “Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations” from Jones and Bartlett Publishers, and numerous magazine articles for Fire Engineering magazine Rob is a former hazardous materials team manager for California Task Force 4, FEMA Urban Search and Rescue program and an instructor for the US Defense Threat Reduction Agency, providing hazmat/WMD training to an international audience.

Capt. Jason Krusen is a Captain on Haz-Mat 1 at the Columbia Fire Department with over 15 years of experience. He holds an Associate Degree in Fire Service Administration from Midlands Technical College (SC), and is near completion of a Bachelors Degree in Fire and Safety Engineering from the University of Cincinnati (OH). Jason is a Planning Manager with the State Urban Search and Rescue Team, SC-TF1 and Project Manager for E-Med's Hospital First Receiver Program.

To register for the event, download the pdf below.

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