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January 26, 2012 15:45 ET

Media Alert: RAE Systems and Fire Smoke Coalition to Present Live Burn at Los Angeles "Know Your Smoke" Training Event

Live Controlled Burn Training Exercise for L.A. Area Firefighters Will Focus on the Dangers of HCN and CO-Filled Smoke

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - Jan 26, 2012) -

Who: Fire Smoke Coalition & RAE Systems Inc.

Where: RIO Hondo Training Academy
11400 Greenstone Avenue
Santa Fe Springs, CA

When: Saturday, January 28, 2012
8:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. PST

What: Live Controlled Burn Training - 40+ local and regional firefighters

The non-profit Fire Smoke Coalition will host a live controlled burn training that will demonstrate proper usage of atmospheric monitoring equipment with a primary focus on Hydrogen Cyanide (HCN) and Carbon Monoxide (CO) that are inherent in fire smoke.

The training is a part of a larger event, the "Know Your Smoke" Symposium that RAE Systems and the Fire Smoke Coalition ( are delivering this weekend to Los Angeles-based firefighters and first responders. The symposium will address the dangers of fire smoke and provides information from leading experts on smoke toxicity, how to prevent the exposure and appropriately treat if an out of air situation occurs.

Further information about the event can be found HERE.

About Fire Smoke Coalition
The Fire Smoke Coalition, a division of the Cyanide Poisoning Treatment Coalition (CPTC), is a 501(c)(3) non-profit comprised of firefighters and medical personnel.

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. Learn more at

About RAE Systems
RAE Systems is a global gas sensor and wireless-system gas detection innovator that designs and manufactures a full line of fixed, portable, and personal gas detection and radiation detection instruments. The company's life-saving gas, radiation and PID detectors are built using RAE Systems' proven technology, and are used in 120 countries by many of the world's leading industrial corporations, first responders and government agencies for toxic gas monitoring VOC detection, and radiation detection with oil and gas, fire, hazmat, industrial safety and homeland security applications.

RAE Systems offers a wide range of rugged, intrinsically safe, wirelessly connected globally certified monitors that enable continuous, real-time safety- and security-threat detection in nearly every environment. RAE Systems leads the industry in gas detection performance and reliability. RAE Systems' help elevate safety for workers, responders and the public at large, reduce project downtime, and improve incident-response time. Learn more at