About Us

The Firefighter Air Coalition (FAC) is an advocacy group dedicated to promoting firefighter safety through the use of air management best practices, advanced fireground research, and the adoption of codes requiring Firefighter Air Replenishment Systems (FARS).

Comprised by leaders from the fire service, industry and government, the FAC is the nation’s leading advocate for the full implementation of the National Fire Protection Association Standard 1404, “The Rule of Air Management,” and the adoption and implementation of International Fire Code Appendix L, which outlines the requirements for firefighter air replenishment systems (FARS).

We provide donations to underwrite equipment, education, and training to help fire departments of all sizes develop, implement and enforce effective air management programs.

We also offer resources to fire departments looking to adopt Appendix L of the International Fire Code and require FARS in their jurisdictions. These resources include everything a department needs to conduct its due diligence, including FARS system overview, system specifications, research data on air quality and system cost, our FARS Code Adoption Workbook, case studies, peer resources, and more.



Chief Mario H. Treviño

Mario H. Trevino is a forty-two year veteran of the fire service.  He rose through the ranks in the Seattle Fire Department to Deputy Fire Chief…

Chief Mike M. Dugan

Michael M. Dugan was a 27-year veteran of the FDNY and served as the Captain of Ladder Company 123, in Crown Heights Brooklyn, before retiring.…

Captain Mike Gagliano

Mike Gagliano has over thirty years of fire/crash/rescue experience with the Seattle Fire Department and the United States Air Force.  He is the Captain of…

Chief David Rhodes

David Rhodes is a 32-year fire service veteran currently serving in an urban Fire Department. He is a Chief Elder for the Georgia Smoke Diver…

Chief Rick Lasky

Rick Lasky, a 37-year veteran of the fire service, has served in career and volunteer departments and was chief of the Lewisville (TX) Fire Department for…

Chief Richard Marinucci

Chief Richard Marinucci has 40 years of experience in the fire service and served as Chief of Department for over 30 years. Chief Marinucci is…

Advisory Board

Larry Kaplan
Lawrence Factor, Inc.

Andrew Kobe
Senior Vice President
TDIndustries, Inc.

Anthony Turiello
President & CEO
Rescue Air Systems, Inc.

Ruby Ochoa
Trace Analytics, LLC