Firefighter Life Safety Research Center
(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 ...
(Illinois Fire Service Institute, University of Illinois, 2010-11)Fire fighting is a dangerous occupation – in part because firefighters are called upon to perform strenuous physical activity in hot, hostile environments. Each year, approximately 100 firefighters lose their lives in the ...
(Illinois Fire Service Institute, University of Illinois, 2008)More firefighters die in the line of duty from heart attacks than from any other cause. And slips, trips and falls cause a large number of firefighter injuries. While the origins of heart attack and slip, trip and fall may ...