Browse Illinois Fire Service Institute (IFSI) by Subject "SCBA"
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(Illinois Fire Service Institute, University of Illinois, 2015)Here we presented a report for the Fire Service documenting an examination of the effect of SCBA and firefighting induced fatigue on firefighters’ gait, balance, and safety of movement. More detailed, peer-reviewed ...
Exposure to a firefighting overhaul environment without respiratory protection increases immune dysregulation and lung disease risk (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, ...
Physiological response to firefighting activities of various work cycles using extended duration and prototype SCBA (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 ...