Clearing the Air: What Do You Get for ’30 Minutes’?

Firefighter functions

The class from Gavin Horn covers the effects of working in self-contained breathing apparatus on the human body in terms of heat stress and its impact on injury risk and a firefighter’s ability to do the job on the fireground.

This Webcast originally aired in September 2015. Watch in the player below.



Gavin HornGavin Horn has served as the director for the IFSI Research program at the Illinois Fire Service Institute (IFSI), a department within the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign since 2004. In that same year, he received a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. IFSI Research studies focus on firefighter health and safety, first responder technology development and material testing. Gavin also serves as a volunteer firefighter/engineer with the Savoy (IL) Fire Department.


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