MA, EFO, CIC, is a 29-year veteran of the Fire Department of New York (FDNY), where he is a battalion chief. He is a former chief and commissioner of the Bellmore (NY) Volunteer Fire Department. His certifications include National Incident Safety Officer; FDNY incident management team–Type 1 Unit Leader; national and N.Y. State Fire Instructor level II; NY State Department of Health regional faculty member; and certified instructor coordinator. He is an adjunct professor at the Nassau (NY) Community College and a chief instructor for the FDNY and Nassau County Fire Service and EMS academies. He has a master’s degree in homeland security and defense from the Naval Postgraduate School and a bachelor’s degree in fire science and emergency services administration from Empire State College. Marsar is also a graduate, with honor, of the Executive Fire Officer Program from the National Fire Academy. He is a two-time winner of FEMA’s National Outstanding Research Award. He wrote the Company Officer Development column for FireRescue and firefighternation.com and is an advisory board member of Fire Engineering.