Stephen Marsar is a 24-year veteran and captain in the Fire Department City of New York (FDNY). He is also a chief and former commissioner of the Bellmore (N.Y.) Volunteer Fire Department. He teaches extensively at the FDNY and Nassau County (N.Y.) Fire and EMS academies, and he’s an adjunct professor at the Nassau County Community College. Marsar holds a master’s degree in Homeland Defense and Security from the U.S. Naval Post Graduate School, as well as a bachelor’s degree in Fire Science and Emergency Services Administration from SUNY Empire State College. Marsar graduated with honors from the National Fire Academy’ Executive Fire Officer Program, and is a National Roll of Honor Inductee. He’s been an IAFC member since 2003, and is a member of the Safety, Health and Survival Section.