Browse Illinois Fire Service Institute (IFSI) by Author "Motl, Robert W."
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Klaren, Rachel E.; Horn, Gavin P.; Fernhall, Bo; Motl, Robert W. (Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology, 2014-04-28)Background: A leading contributing factor to firefighter injury and death is lack of fitness. Therefore, the Fire Service Joint Labor Management Wellness-Fitness Initiative (WFI) was established that includes a focus on ...
Horn, Gavin P.; Kesler, Richard M.; Hsiao-Wecksler, Elizabeth T.; Motl, Robert W.; Rosengren, Karl S.; Fernhall, Bo (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 ...
Kesler, Richard M.; Kliegar, Alexandra E.; Horn, Gavin P.; Boes, Morgan K.; Hsiao-Wecksler, Elizabeth T.; Klaren, Rachel E.; Learmonth, Yvonne; Motl, Robert W. (Fire Technology, 2017)Expedited evacuation of commercial and residential structures in the event of an emergency may be more difficult for persons with physical movement disorders. There is a need to better characterize the impact of such ...
Physiological response to firefighting activities of various work cycles using extended duration and prototype SCBA 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 ...