Illinois Fire Service Institute (IFSI)

 

The Illinois Fire Service Institute is the state fire academy, located at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign since 1980. IFSI grew out of the university's Firemanship Training Program (1954-1980) and the Illinois Fire College (1925-present), the oldest annual fire college in the nation hosted on campus each June. The mission of the Illinois Fire Service Institute is to help firefighters do their work through training, education, information, and research.

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  • Illinois Fire Service Institute (Illinois Fire Service Institute, University of Illinois, 2006)
    A calendar of courses offered by the Illinois Fire Service Institute from January 1, 2006, to December 31, 2006.

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  • Illinois Fire Service Institute (Illinois Fire Service Institute, University of Illinois, 2003)
    The Illinois Fire Service Institute Newsletter is the official publication of the Illinois Fire Service Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The newsletter is published twice a year and is solely an ...

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  • Gainey, Stephen J.; Horn, Gavin P.; Towers, Albert E.; Oelschlager, Maci L.; Tir, Vincent L.; Drnevich, Jenny; Fent, Kenneth W.; Kerber, Stephen; Smith, Denise L.; Freund, Gregory G. (PLoS ONE, 2018-08-21)
    Firefighting activities appear to increase the risk of acute and chronic lung disease, including malignancy. While self-contained breathing apparatuses (SCBA) mitigate exposures to inhalable asphyxiates and carcinogens, ...

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  • Horn, Gavin P.; Kesler, Richard M.; Kerber, Steve; Fent, Kenneth W.; Schroeder, Tad J.; Scott, William S.; Fehling, Patricia C.; Fernhall, Bo; Smith, Denise L. (Ergonomics, 2017-07-31)
    Firefighters’ thermal burden is generally attributed to high heat loads from the fire and metabolic heat generation, which may vary between job assignments and suppression tactic employed. Utilising a full-sized residential ...

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  • Kesler, Richard M.; Ensari, Ipek; Bollaert, Rachel E.; Motl, Robert W.; Hsiao-Wecksler, Elizabeth T.; Rosengren, Karl S.; Fernhall, Bo; Smith, Denise L.; Horn, Gavin P. (Ergonomics, 2017-08-29)
    Firefighters’ self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) protects the respiratory system during firefighting but increases the physiological burden. Extended duration SCBA (>30 min) have increased air supply, potentially ...

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